The Ventura Trolley has its tenth victim:
Spokesman John Siqveland said the gate arms were down, an alarm was sounding and lights were flashing at the intersection when the accident happened. The sidewalk is adjacent to the gate arms, but is not covered by the gate arms. The southbound train stopped just a few feet beyond the intersection after the accident.
Several passengers were on the train at the time. They were questioned by Metro Transit police and put on a bus to continue their journeys, Siqveland said.
No word yet if Rep. Michael Paymar feels “intimidated” by trying to cross the tracks; the Ventura Trolley is, statistically, infinitely more dangerous than a citizen with a carry permit.
(No, not to make light of the death; my condolences to the victim’s loved ones. This isn’t about mocking the dead; it’s about mocking the priorites of the vacuous hamsters some parts of this state keep sending to office).