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MAX hits person

A MAX train collided with a person early Saturday, July 7, in the 16000 block of East Burnside Street.

The name of the person hit was not available as of press time, but he or she did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, said Kellie Randall, a TriMet spokeswoman.

It happened at 12:57 a.m. as an eastbound train was slowing down as it approached the platform at Northeast 162nd Avenue. The driver reported seeing someone dressed in black sitting on the eastbound tracks with his or her back facing the approaching train.

Although the driver activated the emergency brake and blew the horn, the person didn’t move and the train was unable to stop in time. Paramedics transported the person to a local hospital for treatment.




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