|Ottawa Citizen 28 November 1988|
Ottawa police investigating after youth, 17, hit by train
Ottawa police are investigating a Friday incident in which an Ottawa teenager was hit by a VIA Rail passenger train.
Seventeen-year-old Michael Walsh received a broken leg when he was hit bv the east-bound train
VIA Rail spokesman Daniel Rosseel said Walsh was seen stepping on and off the train tracks behind the Billings Bridge bus station seconds before being hit.
"We couldn't stop the train in time," Rosseel said.
He said the area is private property and Walsh should not have been walking there.
A spokesman for Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario said Walsh's parents have refused to permit the teenager's condition to be discussed with the press.