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Man dragged by CTrain in Calgary's core

Last Updated Nov 30, 2016 at 7:26 am MDT

A man was rushed to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition after falling underneath a CTrain. Police investigators say he had been holding onto a mirror as the train was leaving the station. City photographer Derek Brade

A man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition Tuesday afternoon, after being hit by a CTrain in the downtown core.

It happened along 7 Avenue near Centre Street around 3:30 p.m.

“I can confirm after speaking to the investigators at the scene, that an adult male did hang onto the mirror of a CTrain as it departed and he lost his grip and fell underneath the CTrain,” said Sergeant Paul Cuthill.

The man was pinned underneath, and had to be freed.

Trains were unable to move through the core after the incident, and Calgary Transit set up shuttle busses to ferry people out of the affected zone.

Police kept the transit line closed for five hours while they investigated.