Man killed by train was re­tired teacher

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

POLICE have re­leased the name of a man who died at Greenwood train sta­tion last week after fall­ing on to the tracks.

David Al­lan Collins (69) was a Greenwood res­i­dent and a for­mer teacher at Hali­don Pri­mary School in Kings­ley.

Prin­ci­pal He­len Demiris said he was a long serv­ing and re­spected mem­ber of the school com­mu­nity.

“We are deeply sad­dened by his pass­ing and ex­press our con­do­lences to his fam­ily,” she said.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the ac­ci­dent hap­pened after 10am on Fri­day. “He was rid­ing a motorised bi­cy­cle and ap­peared to lose con­trol on the plat­form and fell into the path of an on­com­ing train,” he said.

The Of­fice of Rail Safety, Aus­tralian Trans­port Safety Bureau and Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity will in­ves­ti­gate.

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