Teenager hit by train in northwest Calgary has died, say Calgary police

A teenager who was in critical condition after being struck by a train in Calgary’s northwest neighborhood of Bowness on Tuesday afternoon has died, say Calgary police.

Carol Henke, spokesperson for the Calgary Fire Department, said three teenagers had been on the train tracks north of the Bow River, close to the bridge at 85th Street NW The train was heading south toward downtown.

Fire crews responded around 1 pm, Henke said, and administered first aid to one teen. The youth was then taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

Henke said the fire department’s technical rescue team was mobilized but ultimately not needed because no one was trapped.

“(It’s) a tragic, tragic accident,” she said.

Calgary police and CP Rail say they are investigating the incident.