TTC Driver Saves Four Seniors From Getting Hit By Go Train in Scarborough

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A TTC driver saved four seniors from being hit by a GO Transit Train in Scarborough. The incident took place around 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, when a car accidentally turned onto the tracks with a train incoming. The TTC driver is being praised for his heroic act and will receive a formal award as well.

The TTC bus driver jumped into action when he saw a car drive onto the GO Transit train tracks and get stuck at Finch Ave. E., east of Kennedy Road. The car had four senior occupants who were in grave danger as the GO Train was about to come through. The TTC bus driver helped the occupants get out of their car and gave them shelter in his bus. Toronto Police Const. Laura Brabant added that a few minutes later, the GO train struck the vehicle.

Metrolinx shared that no one was hurt on the tracks or on the train. Another TTC operator said the bus driver definitely saved the lives of those people by risking his own. TTC spokesman Stuart Green said a full commendation will be given to the driver.

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The TTC bus driver “doesn’t want any attention” and said he just did what any of his coworkers would have done, according to ATU 113 president Marvin Alfred.

Toronto Police Operations tweeted that a vehicle was struck by a GO Train on the Stouffville Line and that no injuries were reported. It added that Finch Ave is closed between Milliken Blvd & Midland Ave but an update right after stated the roads had been reopened and the GO Trains were running as well.

Vineet Washington

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