Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Hit by Calgary Transit Train Was Looking at Her Cellphone: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Hit by Calgary Transit Train Was Looking at Her Cellphone: Police

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Woman hit by train was looking at phone

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CALGARY - A female pedestrian who was killed when she was hit by an incoming transit train in Calgary on Tuesday morning was using her cellphone at the time.

Police said the woman in her 60s appeared to be distracted.

"As the train goes by, she walks up to the tracks, crossed over the tracks that are northbound for the train, walks out towards 36 Street, and apparently wasn't paying attention and almost walked out in the lane," said Insp. Ken Thrower.

"(She) realizes that cars are coming, she jumps back, spins around, walks back westbound, back over those same tracks of the northbound train, and at that time, she almost made it across and gets hit by the train that was travelling northbound. …

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