April 30 2017
SALEM, Oregon - A Salem Police officer was injured when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle as he was responding on another crash involving a pedestrian and a train.
Salem Police Corporal Don Chuhlantseff was responding to a call of a pedestrian who was struck by a train near the 1700 block of 13th St SE when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle that was being driven by 32-year old Nichole Kisor of Aumsville. Kisor was attempting to turn westbound on to Peace St SE from Pringle Rd SE when her vehicle collided with Cpl Chuhlantseff's motorcycle. Cpl Chuhlantseff was transported to Salem Hospital where he was treated for a fractured wrist and released. Kisor was not injured, and the incident remains under investigation.
The crash between the train and the pedestrian occurred at approximately 11:25 am along the Union Pacific railroad tracks near the 1700 block of 13th St SE. 28-year old Justin Barnes had been sitting on the railroad tracks when he heard the train coming and blowing its horn. He got up and started to gather property that he had with him when he was struck by the train that was traveling at low speed. Barnes sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident and was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment.
The area of the incident was marked with "No Trespassing" signage, and Barnes was cited for Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.