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Man Struck by Metro Train Dies

An unidentified male was struck and pinned by a subway train Tuesday in North Hollywood.

An investigation was under way Wednesday into the death of a 54-year-old man who was at the North Hollywood Station.

The man, whose name and hometown have not been released, was listed in grave condition when he arrived at a hospital following the accident, which was
reported at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at the station at 5350 Lankershim Boulevard,
authorities said.

He was pronounced dead just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Marc Lucio of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau.

The man was found under a train and firefighters cut power to the Red Line's electrified third rail before using specialized equipment to get him out, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One firefighter suffered a minor head cut during the rescue, he said.

The man jumped in front of an oncoming train, according to a broadcast report.

Authorities set up bus service between the Universal and North Hollywood
stations while the rescue was going on. Regular train service resumed shortly
after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation, Lucio said.

george September 05, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Rest in Peace
L September 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Did you know him?
Nick HoJo October 05, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Was his name alton?

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