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Trolley Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Barrio Logan


A trolley struck and killed a bicyclist riding on the tracks Wednesday morning in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.

The 27-year-old rider stopped for a southbound trolley as it traveled alongside Harbor Drive near Sampson Street around 5:45 a.m., but went under the lowered crossing arms shortly afterward and was hit by a northbound trolley, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.

Emergency personnel attempted to revive the injured rider, but he died at the scene, Cali said. His name was not immediately available.

The Metropolitan Transit System, which operates the trolleys, announced via Twitter that its blue line trolleys were running up to 30 minutes behind in both directions.

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