A WOMAN has been hit and killed by a train after her walker became wedged in tracks on a level crossing in Brisbane.
It happened at Lindum Station in Wynnum West just after 5pm on Tuesday.
Police said the 70-year-old woman was walking across the Kianawah road crossing when tragedy struck.
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The woman was reportedly using a walker to help her stay upright when its wheels became stuck in the tracks, according to 9News.
That’s when it’s believed the woman was struck by the train.
Sadly, she could not be saved and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident has raised questions as to why the notorious level crossing has not been upgraded.
Locals have been pushing to have the troublesome intersection upgraded for several years.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is urged to call police and quote QP1900403548.
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