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Man killed by trolley in Chula Vista

trolley crimeCHULA VISTA, Calif. — An investigation was under way today in Chula Vista, where a man was fatally struck by a trolley.

The man was struck by a northbound three-car trolley on the tracks between L and J streets around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Eric Thunberg.

The trolley operator told investigators he slowed down and blew his horn as he watched the man climb up an embankment and onto the trolley tracks and then stand with his back to the train, Thunberg said.

The man was thrown forward upon impact and ultimately ended up underneath the front of the trolley but was not run over, he said, adding he was believed to have died from the trauma of the initial strike.

The man’s identity was not immediately known. He was believed to be in his 50s or 60s.

Trolley service was unaffected this morning.

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6 Comments to “Man killed by trolley in Chula Vista”

    Mattius said:
    September 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    And Darwin strikes again…lmfao!!!! Seriously, how retarded does a person have to be to get killed by a humongous object that is slowly traveling on an extremely pre-defined course? LMFAO!!!! Good riddance, and nothing of value was lost…lololololol!!!!!

    death is not funny said:
    September 6, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    That was someones father and grandfather. Have some humanity jerk.

      Mattius said:
      September 7, 2013 at 5:14 AM

      What is “humanity jerk”? Oh, you meant to say, “humanity, Jerk.” For a second there I thought you were offering me some weird food, but alas, you were not. Those pesky commas, or lack thereof, can make people look awfully foolish, Jerk….lol.

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