Train kills pedestrian in apparent suicide

Train kills pedestrian in apparent suicide
Sheriff’s deputies and Amtrak officials investigate a fatal collision between a southbound Amtrak Surfliner train and an unidentified victim near Vulcan Street and F Street in Encinitas. Photo by Rachel Stine

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.

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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  1. Robert says:

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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.

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

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