Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Man suffers fall on Chula Vista trolley platform

Commuter back-up on southbound platform

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 17, paramedics and firefighters responded to a report of a man who had succumbed to a head injury after a fall.

The incident occurred at the Palomar Street trolley station, where afternoon commuters watched with concern on the southbound platform.

The paramedics evaluated the middle-aged Latino man, who kept repeating that he wanted to go to la linea, the border. His speech was slurred and slow, and eventually he was strapped onto a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance and taken to an undisclosed hospital for further evaluation.

Various MTS officials remained on the scene, ensuring the bench where the man was seated was blood-free. Because the southbound trolley was delayed by a half hour, the amount of waiting commuters was more than normal. As the first trolley arrived, travelers packed into the cars while two other trolleys waited behind the first.

Subsequent calls to both the Chula Vista Fire Department and American Medical Response provided no further information on the incident nor the condition of the patient upon arrival at a hospital.

(revised headline 1/20, 8:20 a.m.)

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

The optional surcharge of Trust Restaurant Group

A dollar oyster happy hour and four percent living wage fee
Next Article

Mexico's Green Angels cut back

What to do if stranded in Baja

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 17, paramedics and firefighters responded to a report of a man who had succumbed to a head injury after a fall.

The incident occurred at the Palomar Street trolley station, where afternoon commuters watched with concern on the southbound platform.

The paramedics evaluated the middle-aged Latino man, who kept repeating that he wanted to go to la linea, the border. His speech was slurred and slow, and eventually he was strapped onto a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance and taken to an undisclosed hospital for further evaluation.

Various MTS officials remained on the scene, ensuring the bench where the man was seated was blood-free. Because the southbound trolley was delayed by a half hour, the amount of waiting commuters was more than normal. As the first trolley arrived, travelers packed into the cars while two other trolleys waited behind the first.

Subsequent calls to both the Chula Vista Fire Department and American Medical Response provided no further information on the incident nor the condition of the patient upon arrival at a hospital.

(revised headline 1/20, 8:20 a.m.)

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

The optional surcharge of Trust Restaurant Group

A dollar oyster happy hour and four percent living wage fee
Next Article

Bobbi and Mark sleep above the lions in Alpine

Lions Tigers & Bears is not a zoo
Comments
5

Your account says he "succumbed." In the context of a story like this one, that would mean he died. But apparently he didn't die. Whazzup? Methinks you meant he suffered a head injury.

Jan. 18, 2014

Succumbed doesn't imply death. It implies a failure to resist. So far as I know, the man didn't die. I called CVFD and the paramedics, neither of which could supply further information. But the man was alive when they took him to undergo further analysis. Hope he's okay now.

Jan. 18, 2014

I'm surprised the editors didn't catch the error.

Should have read: Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 17, paramedics and firefighters responded to a report of a man who had fallen unconscious due to a head injury after a fall.

Or words to that effect. Succumbed means dead. When someone succumbs to their wounds, that means they died.

Jan. 19, 2014

Succumbed doesn't mean dead. Honest. We can bang our heads and walk away, or we can bang our heads and not walk away. Failure to resist, that's the key with the word succumbed. But I find it intriguing that there were two comments on the word.

Jan. 19, 2014

suc·cumb (sə-kŭm′)

To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in. To die. succumb (səˈkʌm) vb 1. to give way in face of the overwhelming force (of) or desire (for) 2. to be fatally overwhelmed (by disease, old age, etc); die (of)

suc•cumb (səˈkʌm)

v.i. 1. to give way to superior force; yield. 2. to yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die.

The first definition means to be overwhelmed by force, the second, to die. In this instance, the person was not overwhelmed by force. He fell and hit his head, rendering him unconscious. He did not succumb to his head injury.

"Try to find out" is the correct construct, "try and find out" is incorrect. One is either trying or doing. A very simple way of remembering this rule is to use the construct in the past tense: "tried to find out" vs. "tried and find out."

Feb. 4, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close