Woman Struck and Hurt by Trolley in San Diego Accident
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 9, 2020) — A woman was struck by a trolley on a stretch of rails in the Encanto that left her with injuries on Tuesday, July 7.
According to the San Diego police, the incident happened at Imperial Avenue and 68th Street at around 10:15 a.m.
Firefighters extricated the 53-year-old pedestrian from underneath the light-rail tram. Then paramedics transported her to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest with non-life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Allan Butchart.
Initial evidence shows that the woman may have tried to kill herself by stepping into the path of the trolley, according to Butchart.
Officials are still investigating the incident.
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