Pedes­trian killed by GO train in Oakville

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

OAKVILLE — A pedes­trian was struck and killed by a GO train in Oakville Thurs­day morn­ing.

GO train ser­vice west of Oakville sta­tion was sus­pended just be­fore 8 a.m. when a 7:23 a.m. Alder­shot-to-Union train struck the per­son cross­ing on Bur­loak Drive, south of Har­vester Road.

“Some­one lost their life and our thoughts are with their loved ones,” said Metrolinx spokesper­son Anne Marie Aikins.

Mark Cripps, who was on the train on his way to work in Toronto, said the train abruptly stopped and pas­sen­gers were told that some­one had been struck.

“I was in the sec­ond car. They asked us to all move out of the front four cars, at re­quest of po­lice,” said Cripps.

He said po­lice had taken con­trol of the train for in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Aikins said an­other train be­hind the in­ci­dent train from Hamil­ton was stopped and they had been able to re­verse it back to an­other sta­tion.

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