Metrolink train kills pedestrian in Covina

Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Metrolink train hit and killed a pedestrian on Wednesday, prompting long delays for commuters who use the rail line to get home from work, according to the rail service.
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hammer

La Verne, CA

#1 Aug 26, 2009
The train didn't kill the pedestrian, it never does. The pedestrian was in front of the train! Suicide by train is not painless - I would imagine. Don't hate the train! The train can only go on the tracks...how high do you have to be to stand in front of a train? The train is always blameless in these situations. It's obviously the fault of illegal immigrants - hahahahaaha (sarcasm).
Social Commentator

La Verne, CA

#2 Aug 26, 2009
Gee, let's all stand in the parking lot and gawk at the dead body. "Hey kids, did you see that guys shoe? He must'a really got hit hard! This is better then watching bull fighting..."

Geez what a bunch of Sickos
San BernardinoMetrol ink

Barstow, CA

#3 Aug 26, 2009
Our Metrolink's San Bernardino Line Commuter Train at Covina Metrolink Station when the train comes on the Metrolink Train Eastbound #336 service to San Bernardino the train is going to be 19 minutes late departing from Los Angeles Union Station at 9:00pm to arriving to Covina Metrolink Station at 9:54pm headed Metrolink to San Bernardino for 15 minutes late to San Bernardino at 10:50pm to visit on the website at www.metrolinktrains.com .
JackSchitt

Azusa, CA

#4 Aug 26, 2009
Bummer for the folks that got stuck on the train waiting for the authorities to release them.
Metrolink

Barstow, CA

#5 Aug 26, 2009
Our Metrolink's San Bernardino Line Commuter Train will be closed for delays tonight reopen tomorrow morning at 5:00am at the Metrolink San Bernardino Line Commuter Train at Covina, California on Thursday August 27th, 2009 at 5:00am to resume to visit on the website at www.metrolinktrains.com .
chunti

El Segundo, CA

#6 Aug 26, 2009
only one vendor...usually all them illegals show up with pillows, belts and paletas.
KEVIN

Hesperia, CA

#7 Aug 26, 2009
You figure there is always someone willing to cash in on death. Selling drinks from a grocery bag. I don't see why people are always in such a rush to run in front of a train. Especially the petrolink which doesn't take long to go anyway. Pitty.
Someone

Corona, CA

#8 Aug 26, 2009
My Prayers go out to his family.
Jenny

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Aug 26, 2009
How sad, what a way to end a life. God bless the family of the deceased. Thoughts and prayer go with them in their time of loss.
Bob

Oxnard, CA

#10 Aug 26, 2009
You fools are a bunch of nazis. The dead man was white!!!!
kss

Pasadena, CA

#11 Aug 27, 2009
Just kick the a-hole (or what is left of him)off of the tracks and carry on.

I do not understand why all of the commuters need to be delayed.
Delayed Passenger

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Aug 27, 2009
I don't feel bad for the guy - no one accidentally walks in front of an oncoming train! It wasn't even at a stop, just a street crossing with the crossing guards down. I feel bad for the over 1000 of us passengers stuck on that train that hit him who's commute was 4x as long as it should have been (my ride is usually 1 hour, last night it was 4 hours!) and the other 2000+ on the next couple of trains whose commute was longer than it should have been as well. Suicide is a selfish act, suicide by train or freeway is beyond selfish. It was very frustrating to leave work at 430 and not get home until 915! That's just ridiculous! I feel for the family, as I always do during a suicide, but not for the deceased.
Delayed Passenger

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Aug 27, 2009
Oh, and I'm not even all that upset with Metrolink - it has protocols it must follow in situations like that. If you hit someone while you're driving in a car, you can't just leave the scene. Same in this case. They could have been faster at getting us a new train to ride on or shuttles to carry us on, but they do what they can (just at the speed of snails!)
resident

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Aug 27, 2009
chunti wrote:
only one vendor...usually all them illegals show up with pillows, belts and paletas.
You forgot bags of oranges,lol
runnerman

La Crescenta, CA

#15 Aug 27, 2009
I ran by here this morning....
Many times I reach the tracks and turn around and head home...
I did notice there was water in the small depressions of the cement on the tracks....
odd I thought... no rain, no sprinklers nearby...

Now I know....
Im guessing they hosed down some blood?
Vigil

Chino Hills, CA

#16 Aug 27, 2009
chunti wrote:
only one vendor...usually all them illegals show up with pillows, belts and paletas.
It should have been you.
Disbelief

Hamilton, Bermuda

#17 Aug 27, 2009
chunti wrote:
only one vendor...usually all them illegals show up with pillows, belts and paletas.
I had wanted to believe that there weren't people as racist and homophobic as you in this world anymore....guess I was wrong.
JustMe

New Cuyama, CA

#18 Aug 27, 2009
runnerman wrote:
I ran by here this morning....
Many times I reach the tracks and turn around and head home...
I did notice there was water in the small depressions of the cement on the tracks....
odd I thought... no rain, no sprinklers nearby...
Now I know....
Im guessing they hosed down some blood?
No kidding.
JustMe

New Cuyama, CA

#19 Aug 27, 2009
JackSchitt wrote:
Bummer for the folks that got stuck on the train waiting for the authorities to release them.
My husband was on the train that hit the pedestrian. He was only a mile from arriving at the Covina "home" station when the accident happened. He and other passengers were begging to be let off the train so they could walk to Covina station, as quite a few folks normally get off there, but no dice. The authorities would not let anyone off the train until another train from SB came to pick them up and take them back eastbound to Covina and points east. I was on Metrolink two trains back from his train, and I didn't finally get off the train until 8:45pm (3 hours after we left Union Station).
CACowgirl

New Cuyama, CA

#20 Aug 27, 2009
runnerman wrote:
I ran by here this morning....
Many times I reach the tracks and turn around and head home...
I did notice there was water in the small depressions of the cement on the tracks....
odd I thought... no rain, no sprinklers nearby...
Now I know....
Im guessing they hosed down some blood?
Ya think?

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