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Monday April 29th, 2013

Posted at 7:56am

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A woman is lucky to be alive after she rode her bike into the path of a train in Chatham Sunday.

Chatham-Kent police say that around 12:20pm they were called to the Canadian Pacific rail crossing on Centre Street in Chatham after a train hit a cyclist.

A 64-year-old Chatham woman was riding her bicycle across the tracks when the train travelling eastbound struck her bicycle.

The woman was not injured. The bicycle sustained extensive damage.

Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind all pedestrians and cyclists that they must obey railway crossings laws just as motorists. Look both ways when approaching the tracks. Never try to beat an approaching train. Stop at leave 5 metres from the nearest rail. Wait for the train to pass and look both ways again to ensure all tracks are clear before crossing.

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