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Person Struck By Train Near Jefferson Avenue Overpass

The commuter rail is currently experiencing delays over 60 minutes.

A person was hit by a train just after 10 p.m. Thursday night, according to reports.

The Salem Fire Department reported it was responding to the area near the Jefferson Avenue overpass on the SFD Facebook page.

Scanner reports indicating emergency personnel were accessing the tracks by Ocean Avenue and Broadway.

The victim was a 20-year-old man with very serious injuries, according to scanner reports.

With the assistance of Atlantic Ambulance, the Salem Fire department reported it "packaged [the] patient on board and carried him in the stokes basket off the tracks to an awaiting ambulance on Broadway. Firefighters also safely evacuated approx. 150 passengers from the commuter rail train to awaiting MBTA buses at the Canal St. gate near Sidelines."

On Twitter a passenger said he evacuating the train with other riders and busses were arriving on scene.

Salem resident Seth Mascolo was on the 10:40 outbound train and was held up in Swampscott.

"These incidents seem to be happening more and more frequently, and something needs to happen to fix it," he wrote to Patch. "Either build bigger walls, or go slower. A person's life is not as important as time."

Lauren S October 19, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Please remember a very young man has passed and many friends/family are left behind in gut wrenching pain. Stop commenting like it is JUST a movie/story!
justin case October 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Were you one of the kids with him Fred? Terrible, terrible scene.
Nick Dalfonzo October 19, 2012 at 07:05 PM
fred he was my friend too remember and even though it was his dumbass that did this my heart sank when taylor told me he was a good kid and i will miss him dearly
Matt Hurst October 19, 2012 at 08:10 PM
I truly feel for the family over their loss. However, the area is clearly blocked to people crossing over the tracks. I see this time and time again at the Salem Depot where people climb the fence to get home (the complex that abuts the station). However, the MBTA is not accountable for the stupidity of its riders and/or those people who take unnecessary risks. I would say uninformed... But it is pure folly to try to out race a train and or crossing the tracks. I am sure alcohol was involved nobody is that ignorant. If so, then well we know what the end result was for this young man. Bad Train! Bad Train! It would be like blaming his parents for him being there. Again, sorry for the loss of life.
MyOpinion October 19, 2012 at 08:40 PM
R.I.P Dom, tell my son Hi for me. Watch over your Mom she is an Awesome lady

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