Driver struck by LRT train in northeast Edmonton dies in hospital

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The Driver of a vehicle who was injured in a collision with an LRT train in northeast Edmonton has succumbed to his injuries. (Edmonton Transit Service File Photo)

The collision happened on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Edmonton Police said in a statement.

The statement further added that a 28-year old male driving a red Hyundai Santa Fe struck the warning arm of the LRT crossing at 125 Avenue west of 66 Street, proceeding through the warning lights and onto the railway tracks. The SUV was struck by a northbound train.

EMS treated and transported the male driver to hospital with serious injuries, the Edmonton Police said, adding that the man succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.

The Edmonton Police also added that no charges are pending at this time.

EPS Major Collision Investigations Section (MCIS) is investigating the collision. Witnesses of the collision or anyone who may have seen the red Hyundai Santa Fe immediately prior to the collision is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

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