A man in his 40’s suffered critical injuries after he was struck by a CTrain in northeast Calgary on Thursday.
It happened in the area of 36 Street and 20 Avenue N.E. around 8:10 a.m.
Sgt. David DenRandt said a pedestrian was seen walking along the middle of the CTrain tracks.
“the train driver activated the horn and tried to stop the train, but was unable to,” DenRandt said. “The person didn’t move.”
The train was travelling northbound between 16 Avenue and 20 Avenue S.E. at the time.
“It wasn’t within a normal pedestrian crossing,” DenRandt added.
EMS said the victim was transported to Foothills Medical Centre in life-threatening condition.
The driver of the train was not injured, nor were any passengers.
Calgary Transit shut down northeast CTrains in both directions while emergency crews were on scene.
Traffic in the area was also impacted by the incident.
With files from David Boushy