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Media Release

Release Date: December 16th, 2018 - 12:00am

Originator: D/Constable Thien-An Vu, Traffic Services - Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5056

Contact: D/Constable Thien-An Vu, Traffic Services - Collision Reconstruction Unit, 905-825-4747 ext. 5056

Location: Georgetown

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Man struck by passing train in Georgetown



At approximately 8:03pm on the 15th of December 2018, the Halton Regional Police Service was notified that a person had been struck by a train at the Georgetown GO train station. Initial investigation revealed that the 23 year old male from Acton had been on the platform south of the south train tracks by the Via Rail building when he was struck by a westbound freight train. He sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Georgetown District Hospital by Halton Region Paramedic Services and subsequently transferred to Hamilton General Hospital where he is in serious condition. Due to his injuries, the Collision Reconstruction Unit has taken carriage of the investigation.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police are asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747 ext: 5065.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.