Possibly suicidal man hit by train in Santa Barbara
February 16, 2015
A Santa Barbara man suffered a non-fatal blow from an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon in an incident that authorities are investigating as a possible attempted suicide.
Witnesses said that the man was standing on the railroad tracks near the Santa Barbara Amtrak station and waving his arms up and down. He jumped out of the way of the train at the last second but suffered head injuries in the collision.
While receiving treatment, the victim alluded to having desire to commit suicide. Responders then transported him to a local hospital.
On Friday, a freight train struck and killed a woman in Goleta in an apparent accident. Earlier this month, another fatal accident occurred in which an Amtrak train hit and killed a woman in San Luis Obispo.