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Adelaide woman who died after being hit by train believed to have been trying to save dog on tracks

The woman had been walking her dog in Adelaide’s south when the incident occurred.

A woman who was fatally struck by a train in Adelaide may have been trying to save her dog at the time.

Emergency services were called to Cowper Terrace at Black Forest in Adelaide’s south about 1pm on Tuesday following reports a woman had been struck by a passing train about 150m south of the Clarence Park Train Station.

The 63-year-old woman and her dog died at the scene.

the pets life news understands the local woman had been walking her dog when it got away from her and ran onto the tracks.

It’s understood she followed the dog onto the tracks and was attempting to get the pet to safety when she was struck.

Witnesses said the train driver tried to avoid the accident, braking desperately and blowing the horn for about eight seconds as the train slowed. One witness told the pets life news of feeling “two bumps” and hearing “two loud thumps”.

Passengers were jolted forward when the train finally did stop.

The accident led to a shut down of the Seaford and Flinders lines for about three hours before services returned later on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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