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Death ruled an accident after a woman stumbled onto tracks at Mount Baker Station

Aug 16, 2022, 3:22 AM | Updated: 3:17 pm
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A Sound Transit light rail train in the Mount Baker area. (City of Seattle)
(City of Seattle)

Update:

A woman who died after she was trapped between a light rail train and a platform at the Mount Baker station on Sunday has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Nicole Stephanie Lyons of Seattle died of multiple blunt force injuries. She was 39.

The cause of death was ruled an accident.

Original:

A woman died after being caught between the train and the platform at Mount Baker light rail station Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

Sound Transit Media Relations Supervisor John Gallagher said that the incident happened when the woman appeared to stumble and fall into the path of the train as it was slowing down to come into the station.

Firefighters pulled the woman out from between the station platform and the train, but after being evaluated by paramedics, she was declared dead at the scene.

Pedestrian struck, injured by Link light rail train in south Seattle

The train was shut down, and there was no service between Beacon Hill Station and Columbia City Station while first responders handled the incident, with the route replaced by a shuttle bus for that period of time. The light rail resumed normal operations around 3:15 p.m.

Police are investigating the incident with cooperation from Sound Transit, but no further details about what might have caused the woman’s fall have been released at this time.

Sound Transit relayed their condolences to the woman’s family about the incident and warned other passengers to be aware of their surroundings to prevent other injuries.

“Passenger safety is our top priority. We remind passengers that they should be aware of their surroundings while on the platform,” Gallagher said. “There are tactile strips at the edge of the platform to alert passengers to stay away from the platform edge until they board the train.”

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Death ruled an accident after a woman stumbled onto tracks at Mount Baker Station