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Man badly injured in collision with train while on horseback near Kamloops in stable condition

A horse was fatally hit by a train in Kamloops Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, and its rider was sent to hospital.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Nathan Ritchie
January 13, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Details surrounding a railway accident that left a horse dead and its rider badly injured near Kamloops on Sunday are coming to light.

A Canadian National Railway train struck a horse and rider in the vicinity of Devick Road in Rayleigh just north of Kamloops. Witness Nathan Ritchie said blowing snow had created near white-out conditions Sunday, Jan. 12, along the section of track.

"The rider was taken to a local medical facility to be examined. The horse was deceased at the scene," Sgt. Sascha Fesenko said.

According to a Facebook post from Candice Camille, the injured rider is her husband Jordan Camille. In the post made to her personal page, she says Jordan is in stable condition although in intensive care as of yesterday.

Jordan Camille is reportedly the man who was injured in a collision with a CN train while riding a horse near Kamloops.
Jordan Camille is reportedly the man who was injured in a collision with a CN train while riding a horse near Kamloops.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Jordan Camille

Candice believes Rory — the horse killed during the collision on Sunday — saved her husband’s life. Jordan suffered a lacerated kidney and a broken shoulder when struck by a train along the Canadian National railway.

Jordan made a post to his own Facebook page stating he is now awake and thankful for all of the support and well wishes. He mentions his broken shoulder is sore, and in the comments, he says he will be in the hospital for a few more days.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Jordan Camille

— With files from The Canadian Press


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