While the Astoria Riverfront Trolley is best experienced from inside the car itself, one man — likely unintentionally — decided to step in front of it Monday.
The slow-moving trolley was traveling westbound just before 1 p.m. at Ninth Street near the Astoria Riverwalk. Jeremy Knapp, 37, of Naselle, was heading westbound as well when he stepped onto the tracks just front of the car. The conductor honked a horn but did not have time to stop before hitting Knapp.
“I don’t know if he was wearing headphones or just not paying attention or what,” Astoria Police Chief Geoff Spalding said.
Knapp, who sustained a scrape and bruise on the back side of his right leg, was bandaged at the scene but was not taken to the hospital.