A 65-year old man sustained life-threatening injuries when he walked in front of a Tri-Met Max Train in Hillsboro. The incident occurred just a few minutes after 3:00 when the Max train was traveling eastbound and approaching the 12th Street station at Main. The train operator was unable to stop in time. The pedestrian landed on a sidewalk and was NOT run over by the train.
Engine 1 and Engine 5 from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue responded to the incident and treated the patient at the scene. A paramedic from Engine 1 accompanied the patient aboard Metro West Ambulance to continue treatment while en route to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
Max traffic was delayed for approximately 40-minutes while the patient was being treated on scene and the initial investigation begun by Hillsboro Police and Transit Police.