Metrolink Train Kills Man In Riverside

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Authorities say a Metrolink commuter train has struck and killed a man in Riverside County.

Metrolink spokeswoman Angie Starr says a train carrying 150 passengers and 2 crew members struck a man on the tracks between the Riverside and Pedley stations shortly before 5 a.m. Monday.

Starr says nobody on the train was hurt. The passengers were taken by bus to a nearby train station and Starr says three other train lines are available.

Riverside police Lt. Bruce Blomdahl tells the Riverside Press Enterprise that the victim appears to be a homeless man in his 40s who straddled the tracks as the train approached.

Blomdahl says investigators will try to determine if he committed suicide.

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  • LW

    For those of you who want to end it all: you are selfish, me-centric and inconsiderate. I have lost all compassion for people who commit suicide because it is happening on a weekly basis and train commuters do not deserve to be subjected to your dramas and traumas.

    • vudu

      While i agree with you almost completly, their need to die by train needs to be addressed so that it does not have any adverse affe ts on others. May i suggest a bridge over a river. Tie a rope aroind your neck…. secure the other end to a dense heavy object. If nobody knows you’re doing it…, then there’s no mess to clean up.

  • LW

    An act of suicide diminishes respect for life and for humanity, and the suicide acts on the Metrorail tracks wears on its passengers with respect to compassion and patience. The public is running out of compassion and patience for those of you who want to end it all and try be copycats. You won’t garner much attention from anyone other than the coroner, county deputies or Metrolink officials nor even get your picture in the paper.

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