Man, 62, riding mobility scooter killed by GO train near Port Credit

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)
(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)

BY KELLY ROCHE
A 62-year-old man is dead after being struck by a GO train in south Mississauga.
His mobility scooter may have been stuck in the tracks, said Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins.
Police are working to find out why it happened.
“If anyone has seen anything in the area, please call us,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Mark Fischer.
“It’d be helpful for the investigation.”
The man, using a red four-wheel scooter, was crossing the northern tracks at Revus and Marf avenues at 10:44 p.m. Saturday.
That’s near Lakeshore Rd. E. and Enola Ave., where a westbound train was heading to Aldershot.
“The crew saw the person on the tracks” and applied the emergency brake, said Aikins.
They were “unable to stop, unfortunately.”
Emergency responders were immediately notified, delaying trains along the Lakeshore West line for more than three hours.
An estimated 250 passengers were on board.
The man’s name hasn’t been released.
A post-mortem examination is being conducted today and will confirm his identity.
Anyone with information is asked to call (905) 453-2121 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
@qewsouthpost

 

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