(File photo by Advocate staff)

(File photo by Advocate staff)

‘Horrendously terrifying’: Whistle Stop owner involved in collision with train

Whistle Stop owner Chris Scott was hit by a train while crossing railroad tracks on a rural road on Jan. 18.

Scott confirmed the incident in a Facebook video appearance Wednesday night, after the accident.

Stettler emergency services say they responded to a collision between a train and vehicle east of Erskine on Jan. 18.

RCMP media relations confirms that a collision between the train and the car took place at 11:05 a.m., and once the report was received RCMP members proceeded to the scene.

On arrival, officers found no injuries among the vehicle occupants.

Canadian Pacific Railway Police have taken over the carriage of the investigation.

A post on the Whistle Stop Facebook page, hours after the incident said “sometimes in life you feel like you’ve been hit by a train.”

In a subsequent comment, The Whistle Stop commented “we literally got hit by a train.”

Scott and fellow video host Kerry “Lambert” explained their experience in the first 10 minutes of the 47-minute podcast.

Scott estimates the car was pushed 300-400 feet by the train.

“You might be asking yourself how in the world this happens and I am kind of asking myself the same thing. I guess in the end, the train didn’t stop and neither did we, because we didn’t know each other were there,” Scott explained.

“We’re alright, no worse for wear. It was absolutely, horrendously terrifying… I had a train on me, for three or four-hundred feet pushing the car until it pushed us off the tracks. All I could think about was, oh my goodness, this is it, this is how I go.

“I was just waiting for the train to suck the vehicle under, with me and Kerry in it. What was going through my mind the most, besides not being able to say goodbye to my kids, was oh crap, you killed Kerry.”

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