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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mother and son killed in MAX incident

The deceased were a mother and son, identified as Bertha Nellie Kelly of Portland and John Paul Kelly, 48, according to the state medical examiner.  
According to initial reports from witnesses, Kelly and her son exited the eastbound Blue Line train at the city hall station about 11:25 a.m., the transit agency said.
After moving under the shelter at mid-platform, the man reportedly sat on his mother's lap and hit the wheelchair's toggle controller, propelling them both into the gap between the two coupled MAX cars as the train rolled away from the station, Altstadt said.
The platform has a three foot drop into the tracks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is always the Gresham City Hall station that shit happens on. That's the deadliest train station I've seen since the 40s in Germany.