Pedestrian struck by train - declared deceased at the scene

News 100 blackBy Staff

November 4, 2015


A life was lost last night when at approximately 9:35 p.m. Halton Regional Police received a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a train. The location was reported to be in the area of Burloak Dr. and North Service Rd., in the City of Burlington.

Emergency services personnel responded to the scene and located a deceased person on the train tracks.

Via rail train - olderThe Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and determined that the individual had been struck by an eastbound VIA train.

All eastbound and westbound train traffic had been halted for approximately two hours for the investigation.

The VIA train involved was later released from the scene.

Foul play is not suspected.

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1 comment to Pedestrian struck by train – declared deceased at the scene

  • Monte

    Truly sad that a life was lost in a train/person interaction.

    Just a comment on the photo however. The ALCO FA1 locomotive has been out of service since the 90’s, having been built sometime in the 50’s.

    Nice photo, but out of date to say the least.

    Editor’s note: We chose the picture just to illustrate the story – several people pointed out the choice we made; one offered to send us a more up to date picture.

    We have taken note.