Pedestrian struck by Via train in Burlington - declared dead at the scene, yet to be identified.

News 100 blackBy Staff

August 26, 2015


At 10:45 pm on Tuesday evening the Halton Regional Police received a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a train.

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This location had a bit of pavement on the path leading to the tracks – that was changed.

The location was reported to be in the area of Fairview Street and Walkers Line in the City of Burlington.

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

The Collision Reconstruction Unit attended the scene and determined that the male had been struck by a westbound VIA train, which was traveling from Montreal to Aldershot.

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The fence and a sign were put up – which stopped rail line crossing at this point.

All westbound and eastbound train traffic was halted for the investigation. The VIA train involved was released from the scene after approximately two hours.

Police are still working to confirm the identity of the male pedestrian and next-of-kin notification will subsequently follow.

Foul play is not suspected.

Pedestrians continue to risk crossing the railway tracks despite the efforts the city has made to put up barriers.

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