Calgary, AB,

Police investigate late night CTrain collision involving pedestrian

We continue to investigate a serious collision involving a CTrain and a pedestrian that occurred last night at the Franklin LRT Station.  

At approximately 10:58 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, we were called to the Franklin LRT Station located at 2826 Memorial Drive S.E., for reports of a man who was struck by a CTrain.

At the time, it is believed the pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was standing on the platform when he lost his balance and fell onto the tracks. Several minutes later, a northbound train arrived at the station. The pedestrian was struck by the lead car of the train and was dragged a short distance.

The man sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the train and passengers were not injured in the collision.

Drug impairment is being investigated as a factor for the pedestrian in the collision.

Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not considered to be factors for the driver of the train.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
APP: P3 Tips