HolyCoast: Another Suicide by Train in Orange County

Monday, February 20, 2012

Another Suicide by Train in Orange County

There have been so many of these it must be tough to be a Metrolink locomotive engineer these days:
A southbound Metrolink train fatally struck a person Monday morning in Orange, authorities said.

The incident was reported just before 6:40 a.m. at Collins Avenue and Batavia Street, according to MetroNet, a fire dispatch service.

Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams said the train was headed sout just north of Collins Avenue when the conductor saw a man standing on the tracks.

"The train struck the male, who did not attempt to get out of the way, leading us to believe this may have been a suicide," Adams said.

The man died at the scene and the 108 passengers were not injured, Adams said.
I was actually thinking about taking advantage of the Metrolink's 2-for-1 fare special today and riding the same train line out to Riverside. Glad I changed my mind.

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