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Train kills pedestrian

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train in Encinitas Tuesday, authorities said.

The fatality near Vulcan Avenue and East F Street was reported at 8:25 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Amos.  The pedestrian died at the scene, he said.

Investigators released no information on the identity of the victim or why the person was on the tracks.

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6 Comments to “Train kills pedestrian”

    Bill said:
    March 5, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    How many of these tragic deaths must I see before we ban these trains!? Trains kill people! In a modern world, why would anyone need a train?!

      Fred said:
      March 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      Trains don't kill people you idiot!!

      It's the stupid people that play around the tracks that leads to the deaths.

      Mandy said:
      March 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      I agree it is tragic that a person died, but a better question may be why are people hanging out on the tracks? Trains are still a viable public transportation option that are used effectively in many US cities and even more-so in other countries. They also move 42 percent of our nation's freight (measured in ton-miles) – most likely including the automobile that you are driving around in. Finally, over 4 times as many pedestrians are killed by cars each year compared to all train-related deaths.

      Sorry for all of the stats, but I hate when people post ignorant comments. If you are going to contribute your opinion, at least make it something worthwhile.

        DavePretty said:
        March 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        "If you are going to contribute your opinion, at least make it something worthwhile."

        I don't know, maybe it's just me. But I thought the sarcasm in Bill's post that you clearly overlooked was worthwhile.

      jeffrey said:
      March 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      Have some compassion…what if that was your family member? Why make such a stupid comment? Not funny…Now go clean your gun and make sure you take the bullets out…

    Loco said:
    March 5, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Ban multi-passenger compartment trains.

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