Takanini Train v Pedestrian update
Takanini Train v Pedestrian
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 -
Today at 12pm Counties Manukau
Police were called to an incident that occurred on the train
tracks near the level crossing at Walters Rd, Takanini.
man, 32 year old South Auckland resident, has been hit by a
passenger train and was killed instantly.
enquiries have established that he had parked his car and
crossed the tracks about 20m north of Walters Road to speak
with friends. As he went to cross back to his car, he
walked backwards back towards the tracks.
The train driver
has seen the man about 300m away and attempted to alert him
to the oncoming train by blasting his horn. The man
continued to walk backwards and stepped into the path of the
train. The train had five passenger carriages and came to a
stop as soon as possible.
Witnesses have confirmed that
the bells at the level crossing 20m away were working.
man's name will not be released until his family has been
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