Pedestrian killed by GO train in Oakville
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.