Man killed by trolley in Chula Vista

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


  • Mattius

    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!!!!!

    • Mattius

      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.

  • property house owners

    This enables you to quickly and accurately evaluate the
    results of a postcard campaign. If you have made up your mind for the same,
    then first of all you should know what a Real Estate
    Salesperson or an RES do. One should specialize especially during the initial stages of your business i.

  • edge ergonomic

    Grewetings from California! I’m bored too death
    at work so I decided to browse your website on my
    iphone during
    lunch break. I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I gget home.
    I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m
    not efen using WIFI, jist 3G .. Anyways, awesome blog!

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.