Calgary police investigate CTrain collision involving pedestrian

FILE: Calgary Police Service logo. Dani Lantela, Global News File

Calgary police were called to the Franklin LRT station Thursday morning after a collision involving a CTrain and a pedestrian.

Police told Global News the crash occurred around 4:23 a.m. A CTrain was travelling west and approaching the Franklin LRT station when it struck a pedestrian along the inbound tracks.

The pedestrian was walking east along the tracks before he was hit, police said.

CPS said the pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital in critical condition. Officers are trying to identify him and would not confirm his age.

Drug use on the pedestrian’s part is considered to be a factor in this collision, according to a Thursday afternoon news release.

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Police reopened the westbound lane of Memorial Drive after closing it at around 5 a.m.

In a release issued the week after the incident, CPS said the pedestrian was identified as a 39-year-old man from Calgary and the death was deemed non-criminal in nature.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call CPS at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.

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