Accident on CSX Market Street bridge.

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Accident on CSX Market Street bridge.

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Out watching a local tonight. I believe it was Z291 might have the number wrong.

Sadly as they were crossing the bridge someone jumped in front of them and they did hit the person.

They paged the dispatcher and called out the emergency. The paraphrased words were "we have a suicide, a person jumped in front of the train as we crossed the bridge". Dispatcher, "uhhhhhh okay, give me your mile post and we will get you some help".

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I’m not sure whether you saw it or were just nearby, but either way, I’m sorry. The train crews sadly have to deal with this kind of thing all the time, and it’s unfortunate you had to experience it as well.

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It was Y297.
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SD80MAC wrote:
Fri May 26, 2023 9:18 am
It was Y297.
Thank you. I knew I might have screwed up the number.

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TSS wrote:
Fri May 26, 2023 8:51 am
I’m not sure whether you saw it or were just nearby, but either way, I’m sorry. The train crews sadly have to deal with this kind of thing all the time, and it’s unfortunate you had to experience it as well.
I didn't see the person hit. I was at the yard waiting for Y297 to comeback to the yard. I did however go to Front Street. I ran into another railfan there. Neither of us seen the person hit.

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People trespass on that bridge so much its not even funny, suicide or not. I'd say CSX should remove the second deck, but that would probably make fatalities more common from either stupidity or jumping.
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MQT1223 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 12:36 pm
People trespass on that bridge so much its not even funny, suicide or not. I'd say CSX should remove the second deck, but that would probably make fatalities more common from either stupidity or jumping.
I also learned that homeless people tend to live on the island attached to the bridge. From what I also learned this isn't an uncommon thing on this bridge.

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MikeB89 wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2023 9:00 pm
MQT1223 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2023 12:36 pm
People trespass on that bridge so much its not even funny, suicide or not. I'd say CSX should remove the second deck, but that would probably make fatalities more common from either stupidity or jumping.
I also learned that homeless people tend to live on the island attached to the bridge. From what I also learned this isn't an uncommon thing on this bridge.
Which makes it more horrifying when the strikes occur at slow speed. Not an image I need in my head.
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SawWhere is this bridge located at??

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joeyuboats wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2023 3:56 pm
SawWhere is this bridge located at??
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