• Sweden edition
 
Urinating man killed by subway train

Urinating man killed by subway train

Published: 30 Dec 2012 10:14 GMT+01:00
Updated: 30 Dec 2012 10:14 GMT+01:00

The man was urinating by the edge of the platform at the Medborgarplatsen station in Stockholm's Södermalm district at around 1am.

He slipped, fell on the tracks and got hit by an onrushing train, Lars-Erik Hedberg of the Södermalm police told Radio Stockholm.

He probably died instantly, said Hedberg.

"The air pressure from the approaching train could have contributed to him losing his balance," Jonas Palm of the Stockholm police told news agency TT.

Police suspect the 21-year-old could have been drunk.

His friend said it was not a suicide, reported Radio Stockholm.

An investigation is underway but police do not suspect any criminal act. The current assumption is that it was an accident and that the man was not pushed.

Hedberg said he was not aware of any witnesses having been called for questioning.

The subway train was evacuated after the accident and traffic was temporarily halted.

The 21-year-old man lived in south Stockholm.

TT/The Local/nr Follow The Local on Twitter

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

11:19 December 30, 2012 by johan rebel
Just another modern form of natural selection.
15:17 December 30, 2012 by Lowlin
Evolution strikes again.
00:17 December 31, 2012 by kennth
hello from edinburgh ,scotland..oh dear this is a very sad and painful time for some,....but may i suggest that ..johan and of course,lowlowlowyin are in fact mindless and idiot unacheived cretins which would be no use in a hospital or their neighbours area because they do not give a hoot...so i suggest they should have some genuine education.
11:44 December 31, 2012 by johan rebel
Thanks for the compliments, although I would have expected rather more potent invective from Scotland. Perhaps you were almost sober when you posted your comments, that might explain it.

Can't speak for Lowlin, but over the years rI've responded to many thousands of road traffic accidents, fires, explosiions, plane crashes, train wrecks, homicides, suicides and just about any other gruesome accident you can imagine. I know a bit about these things by now, and reserve my compassion for those who deserve it. Idiots who kill themselves through sheer stupidity don't make the list.
12:43 December 31, 2012 by Chuck_Norris
^^^^^This guy here might be the paramedic that may come when you call emergency helps. Frightening....
20:02 December 31, 2012 by wxman
See? Being a disgusting POS can also be hazardous to your health.
11:38 January 1, 2013 by Flutterbye
"Police suspect the 21-year-old could have been drunk."

How very perceptive of the Swedish police.

Very sad, another young life lost.
22:40 January 1, 2013 by J Jack
I rebuke the low life school opinion of natural selection simply because #1, it is insensitive to the families of the lost and loved ones and #2, because it is totalitarian and we don't really need any more 'arians' thank you. Show some compassion unless you have some way of decoding every misfortune of accident, alcohol related or not. As for the self proclaimed paramedic, you have no understanding of the Hippocratic Oath by which you would normally be bound if you think to diagnose a death justified as 'Idiots who kill themselves through sheer stupidity'. Just sayin', go figure, duh.
13:34 January 7, 2013 by onuryangel
Subway stations needs a new design. Everything is about only one step and never stumble on the yellow line.There must be a solution.
Today's headlines
Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'
Hillevi Engström and protesters against Uganda's anti-gay laws. Photos: Maja Suslin/Ben Curtis/TT

Sweden resumes aid to 'anti-gay Uganda'

Sweden has resumed sending development aid funds to Uganda, after suspending payouts back in March due to "anti-gay legislation". READ  

The Local List
Top ten coffee spots in central Stockholm
Fanny feels at home at the Blå Lotus. Photo: Isabela Vrba

Top ten coffee spots in central Stockholm

If you're wondering where to grab your next cappucino, then wonder no more. The Local talked to the locals in Stockholm and found out the best spots in town for the ultimate fika experience. READ  

Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine
The Azov task force. Photo: Sergei Chuzavkov/TT

Swedish neo-Nazis join fight in Ukraine

Four Swedes are fighting with the Ukrainian task force Azov - a squad which flies a flag with Nazi symbols and, according to one Swedish soldier, fights for "a white Ukraine". READ  

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark
The elk in this picture are not the ones that will be sent to Denmark. Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Swedish elk get one-way ticket to Denmark

Up to a dozen elk will be transported from Sweden to Denmark in an effort to help maintain local marshlands. READ  

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs
Photo: Henrik Trygg/Imagebank Sweden

Sweden worst in EU at getting foreigners jobs

UPDATED: Swedish citizens are the most likely to be employed in the EU, but Sweden is among the very worst when it comes to getting non-EU citizens into work. READ  

Man arrested for burning partner's face
Photo: Linn Malmén/TT

Man arrested for burning partner's face

Police suspect that a man in western Sweden is responsible for the extreme burns on his partner's face. The man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault - and potentially attempted murder. READ  

In Pictures: Conchita Wurst in Stockholm
Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

In Pictures: Conchita Wurst in Stockholm

Eurovision winner and LGBTQ idol Conchita Wurst is in Stockholm this week for Stockholm Pride - and joined Swedes at Skansen for a colourful summer sing-along. READ  

Stockholm holds colour contest for new metro
Photo: Joel Bagon

Stockholm holds colour contest for new metro

Stockholm's new metro line is not set for preliminary construction until 2016, and will not be completed until 2022 - but Swedes already have the chance to vote for the new line's colour. READ  

Sweden's heat wave officially over
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden's heat wave officially over

The heat wave that swept over Sweden recently has finally passed, meteorologists reported on Wednesday, promising cooler and more autumnal temperatures around the corner. READ  

Ukraine rebels release kidnapped Swede
Rebel tanks on the road to Horlivka in June. Photo: TT

Ukraine rebels release kidnapped Swede

The Swede who was kidnapped by pro-Russian rebels has been released after nearly three weeks of being held hostage - although no one knows where he is now. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Lifestyle
Stockholm Pride kicks off
Analysis
The top six ways the US and Sweden differ
National
Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high
National
Politician reported for selling 'negro ball'
National
Police turn blind eye to Swedish 'slave trade'
Blog updates

27 July

Approaching Stockholm (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

"I woke up in the comfort of my own little cabin on Eva and Rolf’s boat, it was 7:30am and I was feeling a bit groggy after a couple of beers with all the lovely locals the night before. The previous day had really taken its toll on my body and I was very stiff and..." READ »

 

24 July

Sharing our Pride: Celebrating Love & the LGBT Community! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"It’s mid- July in Stockholm, and with much of the city on vacation, things can seem a little quiet – the streets, the bus, and the grocery store. One thing that has not paused for a summer break, though, is preparation for Stockholm’s Pride Festival, which will take place from July 28 to August 2...." READ »

 
 
 
Gallery
Stockholm Pride: Allsång på Skansen with Conchita Wurst
Skatteverket
Sponsored Article
Introducing... ID cards and permits in Stockholm
Gallery
People-watching, June 26th - 28th. Get inside Stockholm's hottest nightclubs
Gallery
Top ten Swedish taboos
Society
Seven-year-old Swede cycles to Berlin
Politics
'Gaza conflict needs help, not empty rhetoric'
Society
Swedes voted 'most beautiful' in the Nordics
Business & Money
Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin tax
National
Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growth
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Society
What's On in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching July 23
National
Swedish cops elect not to shoot 'angry elks'
Business & Money
New alcohol retail rules threaten micro-breweries
Gallery
People-watching Båstad
Business & Money
Sweden falls to third in global innovation index
Society
Swedish ornithologists keep webcam watch
Photo: Andreas Nordström/Image Bank Sweden
Gallery
Top ten Swedish beach hot spots
Tech
Swedish Wiki vet sets new content record
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån
Lifestyle
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Your finances in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing... Housing in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

751
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se