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Woman hit by commuter-rail train in West Newton

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

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Is the main cause of all these incidents why can't the Transit Police and Keolis work together to find a solution.

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Unfortunately, many of these incidents are suicide attempts, which means someone's purposely getting in front of the train in an area that has to be open to allow riders to board.

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The MBTA has ~400 miles of commuter rail lines. Do you know how expensive it would be to wall off or monitor all of that? If you are really worried about saving lives in MA, get the governor and legislature to enact a mandatory minimum 1 year license revocation and 1 month jail time for drunk driving or using the phone (texting, talking, facebooking, etc.) other than handsfree gps. That would prevent a lot of death and destruction and much easier than hundreds of miles of walls and gates.

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Could she have stumbled and fallen off the platform just as a train was arriving?

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The train at that time of day is a flag stop - she could've been leaning out. I have a vague recollection of that happening to someone else in the past several years.

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Why speculate when the police report calls it trespassing? She didn't freaking stumble and fall on the tracks. Sounds more like she was hanging out on the tracks.

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just means that you were on the tracks where and when you shouldn't have been. It says nothing at all about why you might be there (such as having fallen off a platform).

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