City of White Rock ordered to review exemption on train whistles after jogger’s death

Global News

Transport Canada is asking the city of White Rock to review an exemption on train whistles after 42-year-old Anita Lewis was hit and killed by a train when she was out jogging in July.

Lewis was at a marked crossing near the Sandpiper Pub on Marine Drive when she was struck. Her death was ruled an accident.

At the time, White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin said Lewis was wearing eadbuds.

Currently, trains in White Rock are not allowed to use their whistles between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., but it was not clear if a whistle was used when Lewis was crossing the tracks.

Baldwin says he will participate in the review, but he does not want to see any drastic measures taken.

“I am not sure that whistling is the answer, but we have to look at it,” Baldwin told Global News. “We have to not overreact to the situation…

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