You are getting at something, but you don't know the details. You have probably heard of particles surfing on an electromagnetic wave. This can happen in a plasma, the details are rather complicated, but if the particle has the correct velocity etc. then it can "surf" on the crests of an electromagnetic wave. However, this only works if you consider the wave properties of "light" and not if you consider it a "particle". (I am not sure if surfing has been described at the photon level.)
So, particles can "hitch a ride" on a plasma wave, however, these waves usually do not travel at the speed of light, so there is no problem for the particle to reach the wave velocity.