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Pedestrian struck and killed by train in Old Town

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in the Old Town area of San Diego on Thursday night.

According to the Times of San Diego, the pedestrian was making their way across Taylor Street when they were struck by a train headed north near the Old Town Transit Center just to the north of I-5 at about 10:10 p.m.

Authorities pronounced the death of the victim at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Service suspected after train kills pedestrian in Encinitas

SAN DIEGO, CA – Train service was suspended in Encinitas after a pedestrian was struck and killed on Monday afternoon, according to local news.

The pedestrian was struck near the railroad crossing at Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue at about 3 p.m.

Service for North County Transit trains and Amtrak trains was suspected until about 6:30 p.m.

The victim died at the scene. Their identity is expected to be released after authorities have been able to notify the family.

The incident is still under investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Man killed by Amtrak train near Lindbergh Field

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was killed yesterday when he was struck by an Amtrak train near Lindbergh Field, Fox 5 reports.

The northbound train’s engineer saw the man crossing the tracks in the Five Points area just before noon, and sounded the horns to warn him. Unfortunately, the engineer was unable to stop the train in time, striking the pedestrian between Noell Street and West Washington Street.

An official with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Train service in the area was delayed for several hours as a result.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Motorhome fire catches vegetation along I-8

SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorhome fire turned into a vegetation fire on Interstate 8 westbound in the Las Terrenitos area on Wednesday morning.

According to the San Diego County Fire Department, a 37-foot motorhome caught fire and spread to the vegetation along I-8 west near Japatul Valley Road in the mid-morning.

A County fire company, along with personnel and a truck from the Cleveland National Forest, stopped the fire at a quarter of an acre. However, drivers were asked to avoid the area as the firefighting and cleanup were blocking part of the westbound lanes. Clean up continued into the evening on Wednesday.

It is unclear what caused the motorhome to catch fire.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in Carlsbad

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian died after being struck by an Amtrak train in Carlsbad Sunday afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.

The fatal accident happened on the train tracks near La Costa Avenue and Highway 101 at about 4:45 p.m.

The pedestrian, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene.

Police are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian injured by train in Little Italy

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and injured by a passenger train in Little Italy on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.

The man was struck by a Coaster Train on the tracks near West Ash Street and Kettner Boulevard at about 4:30 p.m.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His injuries were considered to be serious but non-life-threatening.

Several streets were closed in the area while officials worked at scene and rail service was also suspended for a time.

The accident is continuing to be investigated by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian dead after being hit by freight train near Old Town Transit Station

SAN DIEGO, CA – A person died last night after being struck by a freight train near the Old Town Transit Station, according to ABC 10 News.

The accident happened in the 4000 block of Taylor Street sometime before 9:25 p.m. when a pedestrian, whose identity has yet to be publicly revealed, was hit by a BNSF train.

The victim died at the scene.

Police are searching for possible witnesses to the scene and are continuing to investigate the collision.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Victim of fatal trolley accident identified

SAN DIEGO, CA – The victim of the fatal car versus trolley accident that happened in the Valencia Park-area on Monday night has been identified, according to Patch.com.

21-year-old Alex Garza was killed when he drove past the crossing arms and in front of an oncoming trolley near 60th Street and Imperial Avenue at about 11:45 p.m.

The light-rail tram trolley spun the vehicle around on impact and pushed it about 100 feet down the track before pinning it against a utility pole.

Garza was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was likely distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, when the crash occurred.

Garza was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was likely distracted, perhaps by his cellphone, when the crash occurredDisclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian killed after being hit by OC Line train near Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, CA – A pedestrian was killed early yesterday morning after being hit by a Metrolink train near the San Clemente Pier and Oceanside stations, according to MyNewsLA.

OC Line train 603, headed for Los Angeles, struck the unidentified pedestrian at about 5:35 a.m. The victim died of injuries sustained during the collision.

The circumstances surrounding the accident were not made immediately available.

Metrolink authorities stopped the train and were attempting to find alternative routes for the affected passengers.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

One hospitalized after train accident in Del Mar

DEL MAR, CA – A man jogging along train tracks while listening to headphones was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a train this afternoon in Del Mar, according to a report by NBC San Diego.

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Stratford Court and 8th Street, when the victim failed to notice a train coming up behind him on the tracks. The Amtrak train reportedly sounded its horn at the jogger, but due to the headphones, the man was not aware of the train until it was too late for him to get out of the way.

The victim was taken to the hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries.

A representative from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office said that people are often not aware that the tracks are actively in use.

The identity and current condition of the victim are not available at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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