Last Friday, someone committed suicide by train at the same crossing where someone committed suicide on a Friday back in late March. Last time, it was a 70-year-old man. This time it was a 59-year-old man. This fellow took his own life at the very late end of the Friday evening rush, rather than at the beginning of the rush as the 70-year-old did.
There are many crossings along this short stretch of the Metra line. I wonder if there is a reason they both chose this particular crossing. Or was the second man prompted to choose this location by the first?
All that occurs to me is that the main business district is immediately to the west of this spot, so there was much more disruption of traffic than there would have been had any other crossing, even one a block away, been chosen.