Man Jumps off First Street Bridge, Gets Hit by Train

By City News Service

(CNS) – An investigation is underway into the apparent suicide of a man who jumped from a bridge linking downtown Los Angeles with Boyle Heights who was then struck by an Amtrak train.

The man was hit at 11:10 p.m. on Sept. 13 by the 595 Pacific Surfliner operating between San Diego and Los Angeles, said Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds. The train hit him beneath the First Street bridge, said Lt. Marc Lucio of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau.

The still unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

None of the train’s 30 passengers or crewmembers were injured, according to Leeds.

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September 20, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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