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Mourners set up toys, tributes for boy killed by C-Train

Pink carnations and teddy bears mark a chilling memorial at a downtownC-Train station where a young boy died Tuesday when he fell into thetracks.

Pink carnations and teddy bears mark a chilling memorial at a downtown C-Train station where a young boy died Tuesday when he fell into the tracks.

“May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one has been guided gently home,” read the card alongside a stuffed moose and duck that witness Ashley Lawrence placed across the street from the scene.

“That boy was the same age as my son. It was horrifying,” said Lawrence.

Lawrence was angry she was told she couldn’t leave a memorial due to safety reasons, but transit staff later said that wasn’t the case.

Throughout the day, mourners dropped off teddy bears and flowers where the three-year-old boy fell into the tracks and was killed instantly.

“I think the first thing all of us moms did was call our kids and make sure they’re OK,” said Stephanie Rich.

The women said they don’t know how such a thing could have happened, and are among many Calgarians asking for safety changes.

“[The gap] should be non-existent. We should be putting money into barriers,” Lawrence said.

Calgary Transit safety coordinator Brian Whitelaw said he has been in contact with people who’ve been offering suggestions, and says transit will review the concerns.

 
 
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