Man Dies After Falling Onto Trolley Tracks

A man who somehow lost his footing and fell onto the trolley tracks at the Old Town San Diego station has died from his injuries, officials confirmed.

The man was hurt Wednesday night around 10:20 p.m. at the trolley station in the 4000 block of Taylor Street.

Police and transit officials said the 65-year-old man was on the platform waiting to board the trolley. The train closed its doors and began pulling out of the station. That’s when the man, trying to push the doors open to get on, somehow got caught, slipped and fell onto the tracks.

He was struck by the moving trolley, officials said, and sustained critical injuries. The victim was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive.

The deadly accident remains under investigation, but officials believe it may be a case of someone in a hurry simply trying to get to their destination. The man’s name has not yet been released.

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