GO Train accident results in the fatality of an Oakville man

GO Train accident, July 13 2017, Burloak Drive, Wyecroft Road
GO Train accident results in the fatality of an Oakville man
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Halton Regional Police were called to the scene of GO Train accident on the Lakeshore West Line involving an Oakville man on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 AM. The accident occurred just South of Wyecroft Road and East of Burloak Drive in the neighbourhood of Bronte in the Town of Oakville.

Upon arriving at the scene of the GO Train accident it was determined that the man was deceased, and no foul play was suspected. The name of the deceased will not be released in order to respect the wishes of the family.

At 7:59 AM Halton Regional Police closed Burloak Drive south bound from Harvester Road, and north bound from Superior Court. Burloak Drive closure was lifted at 11:58 AM following the completion of the investigation. The incident caused GO Trains on the Lakeshore West Line to be delayed for several hours. Oakville Transit Routes 14 & 15 bypassed Burloak RIOCAN, until Burloak was reopened.

This was the first was the train related fatality in Halton Region for 2017.

If any member of the public was a witness to this GO train accident, they are asked to call the general line for the Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747. Should you wish to remain anonymous please Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or through the internet at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com , or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. John Sarzo says:

    The grade-level separation at that crossing can’t happen soon enough. Incidents like this one keep happening, and it’s heartbreaking when they do.


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