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…

  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…

  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…

A train hit a person in Sunnyvale this morning around 8:30 a.m.  The victim was confirmed to be a trespasser on the tracks. The victim’s condition is not available at this time. The Sunnyvale station is currently closed for an investigation. Train accident is uncommon, but when they occur—the rail-car has the ability to destroy…

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…

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday night by an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara. Witnesses told Noozhawk that the victim was a homeless man who was attempting to cross the tracks in front of the Amtrak train as it was pulling into the station. This tragic incident occurred on the tracks near West Montecito…

Early Friday Morning, a pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train near the 1300 block of W. Palm Street in Little Italy. NBC San Diego declared that the details of the crash are not readily available, however, it is confirmed that the pedestrian was taken to the local hospital with unspecified injuries. The San Diego…

More Commuters are Riding the Train Daily the Amtrak and Metrolink trains help hundreds of people get to their destinations and are a great option for commuters. However, as with any mode of transportation, accidents can and will occur. According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidental deaths (unintentional injuries) are the 5th leading cause…

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