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Woman stepped into path of Charlotte light-rail train

Posted September 23, 2011

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— Surveillance video released Friday by Charlotte's transportation system shows a woman walking into the path of an on-coming light-rail train Thursday morning. Police said Lakysha Erwin, 31, was seriously injured when the train hit her and flipped her into the air.

In the video, Erwin steps in front of the train as it pulls into the Scaleybark terminal along the 3700 block of South Boulevard.

Erwin was alert and talking to emergency responders before being transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, a police officer at the scene said.

None of the 15 people on the train were hurt, but the track was shut down for about two hours Thursday while police investigated the collision.


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  • blu-burd Sep 23, 2011

    maybe talking on a cell phone.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 23, 2011

    Wondering what...

    Still, blessed to hear she'll be ok.

  • djofraleigh Sep 23, 2011

    Probably a combo of things...not paying attention, listening to earbuds, the rain, something ahead catching her attention, thinking the train was on the far rail...

  • Not Now Sep 23, 2011

    Did she think the train was going to swerve to miss her, or was she wearing headphones and completely unaware of her surroundings?

  • LittleOldMan Sep 23, 2011

    Suicide and just too eager to catch this train....