Light Rail Suicide
Last Thursday, a man was hit by a Link light-rail train in the International District and later died at Harborview. His injuries included skull, rib, pelvic and femur fractures. The man crossed the tracks at S. Holgate Street and 5th Avenue S., despite “do not cross” signals and was dragged more than 30 yards after being hit. Seattle Police were initially unsure of the cause, but Friday the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death as a suicide. We offer our deepest sympathies to the victim’s friends and family.