According to a recent news article from ABC 7 News, a 31-year-old man was killed in a horrific and confusing accident in which he was pinned between a commuter rail train and the station. The accident happened during the evening rush hour when the victim was on his way home from work.
Authorities have said the victim, who worked as a mechanic nearby the commuter rail station, was waiting for a train, and, as it was approaching the station, he managed to slip off the edge or the platform and get his waist pinned between the train car and the platform. While his injuries ultimately proved fatal, he was conscious and talking to firefighters as they worked to free him from the train. Continue reading