Woman pushed into ctrain’s path, crit­i­cally in­jured

Calgary Herald - - NEWS - DAVE NAY­LOR With files from Yolande Cole dnay­lor@post­media.com @Nobby7694

Po­lice have charged a woman with at­tempted mur­der af­ter some­one was de­lib­er­ately pushed into the path of on on­com­ing CTrain. Po­lice de­scribe the act as ran­dom. “At ap­prox­i­mately 2:30 p.m. (on Thurs­day), a man and a woman were wait­ing on the east side of the Vic­to­ria Park/Stam­pede CTrain plat­form for a north­bound train,” Staff Sgt. An­drew Wilkin­son said.

He said as the train was ar­riv­ing at the sta­tion, the sus­pect al­legedly ap­proached the woman, a per­son with dis­abil­i­ties in her 60s, from be­hind and pushed her onto the train tracks.

The CTrain driver was able to stop the train be­fore reach­ing the vic­tim.

“The train was clearly ap­proach­ing and the driver man­aged to re­act very quickly and brake,” Wilkin­son said.

The vic­tim was rushed to hos­pi­tal in life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion, where she re­mains in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

“She will have life-chang­ing in­juries,” Wilkin­son said.

A Cal­gary Tran­sit peace of­fi­cer ar­rested the sus­pect at the scene.

Wilkin­son de­scribed the in­ci­dent as “ab­so­lutely ran­dom and to­tally un­pro­voked.”

Stephanie Favel, 35, has been charged with at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, and breach of pro­ba­tion.

GAVIN YOUNG/POST­MEDIA

Emer­gency work­ers load a woman into an am­bu­lance at the Vic­to­ria Park/ Stam­pede CTrain plat­form on Thurs­day af­ter she was pushed onto the tracks as a train ap­proached.

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