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Salem police officer injured in crash responding to pedestrian hit by train

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A Salem motorcycle officer was injured in a crash while responding to reports of a pedestrian hit by a train. A Salem motorcycle officer was injured in a crash while responding to reports of a pedestrian hit by a train.
The pedestrian involved in the incident with the train sustained injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The pedestrian involved in the incident with the train sustained injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

A Salem Police Department motorcycle officer responding to reports of a pedestrian being hit by a train was involved in a crash while on the way to the scene Monday.

Investigators said Cpl. Don Chuhlantseff collided with a car that was turning westbound onto Peace Street Southeast from Pringle Road Southeast.

Chuhlantseff was taken to Salem hospital for treatment of a fractured wrist.

The driver of the car, Nichole Kisor, 32, of Aumsville, was not hurt and the incident remains under investigation.

Police said Chuhlantseff was heading toward the railroad tracks on the 1700 block of 13th Street Southeast when the crash occurred.

Officers received a report that 28-year-old Justin Barnes was hit by a train.

Investigators said he was sitting on the railroad tracks when he heard the train coming and blowing its horn. Police said Barnes got up and started to gather the items he had with him, but he was struck by the train traveling at a low speed.

Barnes sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment.

Barnes was cited for criminal trespass, as the area is marked with "no trespassing" signs. 

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