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On Tuesday a cyclist made the crazy decision to beat a trolley train by trying to race ahead of the La Mesa trolley. The daredevil cyclist however, wasn’t as lucky as most the movies. The cyclist was struck, according to the local police.
The eye witnesses told the La Mesa Police that the male cyclist was riding his bicycle between the warning arms as they lowered right in front of the trolley tracks at around 12:40 in the afternoon. This was at the Spring Street and University Avenue. The unlucky cyclist however, did not make it across the trolley rails in time and was struck by the oncoming trolley.
According to the La Mesa police, Lt. Angela Desarro, the male cyclist was quickly taken to local hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital for a serious leg injury. Lt. Desarra wants to warn others before they try to pull a crazy stunt like this. Because let’s be honest 90% of the time you wont make it in time…that literally almost always only happens in the movies folks. Don’t try to be a daredevil, you probably won’t like the consequences…if you survive the incident.
Lt. Desarro’s statement:
Obey the trolley arms. Obey the trolley signals. Don’t try to beat the trolley. It’s not worth it.
Have to say I agree with Lt. Desarro’s statement. No one wants to see anyone get hurt, especially when it can be avoided. Just follow the trolley signals and everyone will be a lot safer. Lucky for this male cyclist,he’s still alive. It could have been a lot worse.
According to they Mesa Trolley System, the trolley’s Orange Line was actually stopped between Spring Street and Grossmont for around 90 minutes. A bus of course took over while the trolley was being held up, the bus ran between the two stations to keep the passengers moving.
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