IE News: Man Hit by Metro Link Train

Staff Reports

Fontana A man was hit by a Metro link train on June 6, at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Officers responded to the call in the area of Palmetto and the railroad tracks south of Arrow Blvd; calls reported that a person was hit by the Metro link train.

According to Fontana Police Department, “Witnesses told investigators they observed a 41-year-old male subject calmly walk over to the tracks and lay down on them as a Metro Link train approached.” The man was struck by the train and died from the injuries sustained.

This case is currently under investigation and being treated as a suicide.

Once the family members have been notified, the identity of the man will be released by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) has the following information on knowing what do if you see someone about to commit suicide and possible warning signs:

Know What to Do:

Stigma associated with mental illnesses can prevent people from getting help. Your willingness to talk about mental or emotional issues and suicide with a friend, family member, or co-worker can be the first step in getting those help and preventing suicide.

If You See the Warning Signs of Suicide:

Begin a dialogue by asking questions. Suicidal thoughts are common with some mental illnesses and your willingness to talk about it in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational way can be the help a person needs to seek professional help. Questions okay to ask:

  • “Do you ever feel so badly that you think about suicide?”
  • “Do you have a plan to commit suicide or take your life?”
  • “Have you thought about when you would do it (today, tomorrow, next week)?”
  • “Have you thought about what method you would use?”

Please visit www.save.org to learn more information, however also calling 9-1-1 immediately is a beneficial way to help prevent a tragic suicide.

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