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Man Struck and Killed by Commuter Train

Transit police investigate what led a 59-year-old man to walk on the train tracks in Kingston. The man was killed by an oncoming train. Photo via WATD
Transit police investigate what led a 59-year-old man to walk on the train tracks in Kingston. The man was killed by an oncoming train. Photo via WATD

A 59-year-old white male was fatally injured after he walked on to the Summer Street railroad tracks just before 10 a.m. Wednesday as a commuter rail train was heading southbound.

In a MBTA release, it states the man was “trespassing on the right of way,” according to WATD

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, his name is not being released. 

The train was parked on the tracks as Kingston and Transit Police detectives investigated what led to the incident.

Eleven passengers were stuck on the train for about two hours before they were shuttled by a local taxi service.

The accident caused delays at the Kingston station. 

BP July 18, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Ya get bonus for the trespass comment ---PUBLIC crossing is not trespassing ---Wait a minute since railroad have -0- deterrents to keep people out anywhere neither are all the other ran down like dogs trespassers. Evidence let go 1. The train has video of this --- a public paid for thing ---Where is the video??? 2. The train had a event recorder of brakes,lights, horns, etc...public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where are the event recorder readings??? 3. The crossing signal housing has a event recorder with gate operation ---.public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where is the crossing house readings? 4. The crossing maintainer has a hand held that would show if the automated signals were calling him/her to come fix them. Where is the hand held??? 5. The drug/alcohol tests on the train crew are? 6. The railroad control center recording is?

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