The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about roadway fatalities at railroad crossings across the state. According to Caltrans, California is leading the nation for deaths at railroad crossings. Between 2015 and 2016, at-grade rail crossing fatalities went up 80 percent in California. Caltrans is calling on motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists…

A San Diego sheriff sergeant was injured by an MTS trolley train last week. The collision occurred on Buena Vista Avenue and Cuyamaca Street in Santee. The SUV was hit on the right side and an Army medic was first on scene and helped free the sergeant from the vehicle, Fox Five News. He was…

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to get the word out about railroad crossing safety. Their “Stop! Trains Can’t” campaign is all about raising awareness about railroad crossing safety and the capabilities of trains in areas with motorists and pedestrians. The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) reports that about every 3…

A woman was killed by an Amtrak train in Montecito on Saturday. Noozhawk reported on the incident and confirmed, a woman who appeared to be in her 40s, was declared dead at the scene, about 50 yards west of Butterfly Lane. The train conductor told officials, the victim was walking along the tracks and the…

Just today, a woman was killed by an Amtrak train in Goleta. Sadly, a bicyclist was fatally struck last week in the same spot. Noozhawk confirmed that she was hit on the tracks at the Amtrak train station at 25 S. La Patera Lane. The authorities rushed to the scene and confirmed she was dead…

A woman from Guadalupe was killed by an Amtrak train yesterday afternoon. The crash occurred at 3:00 p.m. on Highway 1 near West Main Street. According to Noozhawk, The police were investigating statements from witnesses who reported that the driver went around the railroad crossing arms, which showed signs of damage from the crash. The…

  When train accidents do happen, they can be dangerous since a railcar can destroy anything in its path likely causing serious or fatal injuries to passengers and to people in the near vicinity of the train. Most trains do not have seat belts, nor do they require passengers to wear a seatbelt. Trains are…

Saturday evening in San Diego, a man was hit by an Amtrak train. The man was not paying attention and was looking at his phone when the train struck him. He currently is suffering from major injuries. Witnesses told KUSI News, “The man did not notice his position near the track or the approaching southbound…

Early Monday morning, a person was hit by a Caltrain on the tracks in Menlo Park and did not survive. The male pedestrian was allegedly trespassing, according to a Patch reporter. The accident occurred around 10:00 a.m. on the southbound side of the tracks. The authorities are attempting to determine whether the male intentionally stepped…

An Amtrak train slammed into an SUV in Del Mar over the weekend, injuring the driver and a nearby pedestrian. This incident occurred near Coast Boulevard and 15th Street in Del Mar. KUSI News reported on the incident and confirmed that the SUV driver was dropping off a passenger at Cedros Park, and the SUV…

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