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Video: Officer hit by holiday train, bounces right up

The officer was keeping her eye on children as they tried to inch closer to the train, concerned for their safety

By Stacey Escott

HAMILTON, Canada — As thousands of people squeezed into Lawrence Road to get the best view of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train's arrival, a Hamilton Auxiliary officer was hit by the moving locomotive as she tried to keep the crowd back.

But Karen Wallace brushes it off like it was no big deal — it was only a train. The volunteer officer of almost nine years had her sights set on a group on kids who kept trying to get closer as they saw the train coming in, she told them a few times to stay back but as the engine went by, Wallace was hit.

"The rail car clipped my left shoulder and then it just basically knocked me off balance and it caused me to fall and I hit my head, I bounced right back up," said Wallace, 48.

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