HolyCoast: Third Suicide by Metrolink This Month

Friday, March 30, 2012

Third Suicide by Metrolink This Month

This is happening way too often:
A woman was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the Anaheim station Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Police officers about 5:30 p.m. responded to reports of a woman struck by a train on the tracks near East Sycamore Street and North East Street, Anaheim police Sgt. Robert Dunn said.

A passerby reported that the woman had laid down on the tracks before being struck and killed, Dunn said. She has not been identified.

The person was struck by Metrolink No. 604, according to Metrolink's official Twitter feed. Passengers and other commuters were transferred to other trains and buses.

The accident marks the third time this month that someone has been struck and killed by a Metrolink train.
As I've said before, I feel bad for the engineers and conductors who have to deal with these things. If someone decides to throw their life away in front of their train there's just not much they can do about it.

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