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Train kills pedestrian in apparent suicide

ENCINITAS — In an apparent suicide, an unidentified white male victim was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday near Vulcan Street and F Street, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Amos.

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Encinitas Sheriff’s deputies and Amtrak officials responded to the scene to investigate the collision and collect evidence.

Medical examiners arrived at the collision site shortly after 10 a.m. to inspect the body.

The Surfliner train involved in the collision remained at the scene until just after 10 a.m, with all of its passengers remaining onboard.

Some train traffic resumed at about 10:35 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing, and the victim’s identity has not yet been released.

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6 comments

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http://fastlane.dot.gov/2012/12/2011-safety-numbers-show-decline-in-traffic-fatalities-but-dots-work-continues.html#.UOVfum-TrTo
The updated Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data shows 2011
also saw the lowest fatality rate ever recorded, with 1.10 deaths per
100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2011, down from 1.11 deaths per
100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2010. (1 fatality per 90,909,091
miles traveled)
January TO October, 2012
AMTRAK -Total fatalities: 97
Total nonfatal conditions: 1,463
Killed crossings-28
Killed Pedestrians-64
Killed Passengers-4
Killed workers-0
Injured crossings-137
Injured pedestrians-31
Injured workers-572
Injured passengers-576
Total train miles: 33,814,976
1 killed per 348,608 miles traveled
In 100 million miles Amtrak kills 287 people not 1.1 people.
++++++++
BNSF-Total fatalities: 73
Total nonfatal conditions: 608
Killed crossings-32
Killed Pedestrians-37
Killed Passengers-0
Killed workers-0
Injured crossings-77
Injured pedestrians-46
Injured workers-397
Injured passengers-0
Total train miles: 159,783,002
1 killed per 2,188,808 miles traveled
In 100 million miles BNSF kills 46 people not 1.1 people.
++++++++
CSX- Total fatalities: 86
Total nonfatal conditions: 399
Killed crossings-28
Killed Pedestrians-57
Killed Passengers-0
Killed workers-2
Injured crossings-119
Injured pedestrians-72
Injured workers-184
Injured passengers-0
Total train miles: 83,610,301
1 killed per 972,213 miles traveled
In 100 million miles CSX kills 103 people not 1.1 people.
++++++++
Norfolk Southern-Total fatalities: 73
Total nonfatal conditions: 391
Killed crossings-17
Killed Pedestrians-55
Killed Passengers-0
Killed workers-0
Injured crossings-89
Injured pedestrians-44
Injured workers-183
Injured passengers-0
Total train miles: 73,999,677
1 killed per 1,013,694 miles traveled
In 100 million miles NS kills 99 people not 1.1 people.
+++++++
Union Pacific-Total fatalities: 114
Total nonfatal conditions: 770
Killed crossings-44
Killed Pedestrians-61
Killed Passengers-0
Killed workers-5
Injured crossings-149
Injured pedestrians-80
Injured workers-384
Injured passengers-0
Total train miles: 140,664,592
1 killed per 1,233,900 miles traveled.
In 100 million miles UP kills 81 people not 1.1 people.

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OK, who died? I haven’t seen that reported anywhere.

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