Man who fell between CTrain cars at Saddletowne station succumbs to injuries
A CPS member walks along the LRT tracks near Saddletowne station after a man was struck by a train Tuesday afternoon
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:57PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:39PM MDT
A man who was transported to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after falling between CTrain cars on Tuesday afternoon has died.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at a location in the 400 block of Saddletowne Circle N.E. near the boundary between the communities of Saddle Ridge and Martindale.
Acting Sergeant Chris Agren of the Calgary Police Service traffic unit says the incident occurred shortly after a shift change of CTrain drivers.
“A male was sleeping in the train as it parked at the last stop,”explained Acting Sergeant Chris Agren of the Calgary Police Service traffic unit. "(He)exited the train, unbeknownst to the other two operators, and then fell for some reason that we don’t know yet in between the two cars. He stayed there until the train operator decided it was time to leave."
Agren says the driver of the CTrain had checked the mirrors and followed all safety precautions before pulling away from the station but was oblivious to the fact someone had fallen between the cars.
The man became entangled between the train and the platform. A witness alerted a Calgary Transit employee and dispatch alerted the driver to stop the train.
The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, was transported by ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre.
On Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed the man had succumbed to his injuries.The identity of the deceased has not been released.
CTrain service between McKnight and Saddletowne stations was halted following the collision but resumed shortly before 6:00 p.m.
Members of the Calgary Police Service continue to investigate the matter.