A woman has been killed by a train at Alberton, in Adelaide’s north-west. At around 11:00 a.m., emergency services were alerted to the Alberton railway station on the Outer Harbor line.
The woman was hit by a train while walking across the tracks at a pedestrian crossing, according to police. The 62-year-old Pennington resident died at the scene.
Distraction was the most common cause of death and serious injuries among the so-called “fatal five” in the previous five years, according to NSW Police.
More than half of the 251 road fatalities between 2017 and 2021 were caused by distraction, police said.
Superintendent Gray urged people to remain alert at all times.
“People are vulnerable, pedestrians are a vulnerable group,” he said.
“If you are walking near a train track, you’ve got to be aware of your circumstances and your surroundings and make sure that you behave appropriately.”