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Cyclist struck, killed by train

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Burnaby RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to avoid train tracks after a woman was struck and killed by a train last week.

On Sept. 6, at about 4:45 p.m., Burnaby RCMP were called to the area of Cariboo Road and Government Street after a report of a someone being hit by a train.

A 30-year-old woman was pushing her bicycle while walking along the tracks when a passenger train rounded a bend, striking her from behind and killing her.

Police continue to investigate to determine the sequence of event before the accident.

"All railway property in Canada is considered private property," said Cpl. Rick Skolrood of Burnaby RCMP, in a press release. "For their own safety, people should only cross at designated crossings and avoid using railway tracks as shortcuts."

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.

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