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Mystery surrounds train accident victim

Do you know this man? He was hit by a train in Brunswick last month

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

POLICE have reached a dead end as they seek to identify an elderly man who was struck by a train in Brunswick last month.

The man, believed to be aged between 65 and 75, remains in a serious but stable condition in a Melbourne hospital a month after the collision.

He was struck by a train between Jewell and Royal Park stations at about 6.30pm on Thursday, July 7 and was taken to hospital with what were at the time life-threatening injuries.

While detectives have made extensive inquiries in an attempt to identify the man, his name remains unknown.

He was carrying no identifying objects, such as a phone, wallet or cards, when he was found after the accident.

He has only mumbled a few words since he was taken to hospital, including the names ‘Roy’ and ‘Ryan’ from Coburg, but it is not clear if he is referring to himself or someone else.

Police have issued a facial composite image in the hope someone may recognise him.

He is described as Caucasian, about 175cm tall and of medium build. He has a prominent mole below his left eye, no identifying scars and no tattoos.

It is unknown exactly what the man was wearing at the time of the incident, but this included black runners with white soles, black socks and a black belt.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.