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‘Possible fatality’ as woman, child hit by GO train in Kitchener

Kitchener-Waterloo

Police are investigating after a Go Train hit two people Wednesday afternoon in Kitchener.

Metrolinx officials said they were notified just before 3 p.m. that two people were hit by a GO train coming from Guelph. (Carmen Groleau/ CBC)

Two people were injured in downtown Kitchener Wednesday after being hit by a GO train.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins told CBC News that a woman and child were struck just outside the Kitchener GO Station near Lancaster Street West and Victoria Street North. Both have been airlifted to Hamilton.

Ornge ambulance spokesperson Joshua McNamara told CBC a female patient in her 30's was being transported to Hamilton General Hospital with life threatening injuries, and a paediatric patient was being sent to McMaster University Medical Centre.

Ornge said it will not be releasing an age or gender of the child.

We have received a report of a possible fatality just east of Kitchener <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOtrain?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GOtrain</a> station and the and the area is now in the hands of emergency personnel and investigators. The Union Station 12:53 – Kitchener GO 14:47 train will need to hold until further notice.

&mdash;@GOtransitKT

Today is a difficult day. Our primary concern is the condition of the people injured at the crossing in Kitchener &amp; our thoughts are with them. We are also thinking about our staff who are on site &amp; our customers on board the train.

&mdash;@AMAwithAMA

Shortly before 3 p.m.

Metrolinx officials said they were notified just before 3 p.m. that two people were hit by a GO train coming from Guelph.

A GO train twitter account noted a "possible fatality just east of Kitchener #GOtrain station."

Waterloo Regional Police Service closed the level crossing on Lancaster Street West at Victoria Street North. Motorists were asked to avoid the area if possible.

Waterloo Regional Police investigate Wednesday afternoon after pedestrians were hit by a GO Train.(Carmen Groleau/CBC)

The scheduled 2:57 p.m. Go train from Kitchener scheduled to arrive in Toronto at 4:47 p.m. was cancelled.

As of Wednesday evening, trains were again moving through the area.

"Trains are now allowed to proceed through the area of the police investigation and on to Kitchener GO. Thank you again for your patience and understanding," GO Transit's website said.

The intersection of Lancaster and Victoria Street in Kitchener was closed Thursday afternoon after two pedestrians were hit by a GO train. (Carmen Groleau/CBC)

Corrections

  • The story has updated the medical condition of the woman airlifted from Kitchener to Hamilton.
    Nov 13, 2019 5:26 PM ET

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