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McCracken, Victor Harbor, SA: 89yo vacationer hit and killed by Cockle Practice

An aged vacationer has died after he was struck by a packed prepare on a well-liked coastal line, south of Adelaide.

About 3.20pm on Thursday, emergency companies had been referred to as to Hayward St in McCracken, simply north of Victor Harbor, after a pedestrian was struck by the long-lasting Cockle Practice.

The 87-year-old male abroad vacationer died on the scene.

Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins described the incident as an “absolute tragedy” and mentioned her ideas had been with all these impacted by it.

“Our ideas, prayers and honest condolences exit to this particular person’s household,” she mentioned.

“Our ideas are additionally with the motive force of the Steam Ranger and all these concerned within the incident.”

The prepare driver was transported to hospital after struggling shock and is now helping police with their inquiries.

Some passengers seated behind the prepare witnessed the horrific crash, with one describing some passengers as “fairly distressed”.

Mark Robinson, 40, advised The Advertiser that it seemed like the person had been making an attempt to cross the tracks when he was hit.

“It appears to be like like somebody’s been hit and so they’ve been flung beneath the prepare or to the aspect and landed behind the prepare,” Mr Robinson mentioned.

“We seemed out our window and noticed a white sheet behind the prepare.”A minimum of 150 passengers on-board the prepare had been taken from the scene in buses and transported to their cease alongside the prepare’s regular route.

Anybody who witnessed the incident however has not but spoken to police can present their particulars through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on-line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

The 170-year-old Cockle Practice is common amongst vacationers and travellers alongside the oldest metal railway in Australia.

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