Man killed in Somerville?

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Man killed in Somerville?

Postby helium » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:24 pm

Just had a call from someone telling me that a guy we used to know had been killed by a "train in somerville".
Was anyone (not the Wellington guys) struck and killed in the last few weeks on the Red line or Commuter rail near Somerville?
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Postby octr202 » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:38 pm

There was an incident of some kind late last week at Davis on the Red Line. Supposedly someone hit by a train, but I've had a hard time getting the paper read this past week.
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Postby helium » Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:49 pm

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Postby WonderlandMan » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:45 am

Update:
Phillip J. Fitzgerald, the 34-year-old Irish-born bartender, who was struck by a Red Line Jan. 26, lost his life today.
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Postby Ron Newman » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:53 am

Does anyone yet know how this happened? Did he just slip and fall?
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Postby helium » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:26 pm

AFAIK, he ran full speed off of the platform.
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Postby FatNoah » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:30 pm

That's very sad. I feel bad for everyone involved. I had a job interview in Harvard Square that day, and on the way back (~2pm I think), the line was being bused from Harvard to Alewife due to a "medical emergency" at Davis. Usually when service stops due to a medical emergency, it's a situation like this, but I was hoping it wasn't.

A side effect of the service stopping was that outbound Red Line trains were stopping on the inbound platform at Harvard ("coming into the station adverse" according to the announcments) to discharge outbound passengers and receive inbound passengers.
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Postby CRail » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:56 pm

Did the destination boards say harvard? I have seen that before, but I dont remember when or why.
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Postby willfh » Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:46 pm

The motorperson is currently under goind conselling.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:30 pm

Hopefully that motorperson engineer will be back on the road soon..........
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Postby AmtrakFan » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:17 am

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to eveyone effected.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:39 pm

Oh thanks, and this one was involving a rapid transit train that I'm very familiar with.
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