WEATHER »
Emergency responders work to free the trapped bicyclist

Gary Pitney

Emergency responders work to free the trapped bicyclist


Bicyclist Hit, Dragged By Train

Tried to Cross in Front of It at Downtown Amtrak Station


Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Article Tools
Print friendly
E-mail story
Tip Us Off
iPod friendly
Comments
Share Article
The injured bicyclist is strapped to a gurney and transported to the hospital
Click to enlarge photo

Gary Pitney

The injured bicyclist is strapped to a gurney and transported to the hospital

A bicyclist who was dragged 60 feet by a train Wednesday morning survived the ordeal, after being treated for injuries to his legs at the scene and receiving cervical precautions from the Santa Barbara City Fire Department and AMR medics, according to City Fire spokesman, Captain Gary Pitney. The bicyclist, a 45-year-old man, was transported to Cottage Hospital in moderate condition. He was reportedly attempting to cross the tracks at the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station despite warnings of an approaching train. He was dragged and eventually ended up underneath the train; his bike was dragged 100 feet further.

Comments

Independent Discussion Guidelines

Darwin Awards time. What did we learn?
That cat used up 8 of his 9 lives, glad he'll be ok, let's hope he learned that trains are more powerful than humans.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 13, 2013 at 11:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

He felt entitled, the train HAS to stop for HIM. Sorry pal, the laws of physics & the rule of Darwin over ruled that case. NEXT!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
November 14, 2013 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

SOME train Xing wrecks happen because trains just do not get out of their own way, which is one of the cues we manicured apes use to judge the speed of an approaching entity. (If only the FRONT end is moving, it can't be going all that fast, right?)

Adonis_Tate (anonymous profile)
November 15, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

event calendar sponsored by: