1 Dead in La Verne Train Accident
LA VERNE, CA (March 5, 2019) – A pedestrian died after a crash with a Metrolink train heading Los Angeles to San Bernardino on March 2.
Scott Johnson, a Metrolink spokesman, said that Train 362 crashed with a pedestrian on the San Bernardino-Downtown line between South Walnut Avenue and North San Dimas Canyon Road at around 1:00 p.m. Johnson added that the pedestrian succumbed to death following the collision. There were no other people injured.
The identity of the deceased is still unreleased as of this time.
Meanwhile, around 400 passengers suffered delay because four trains couldn’t pass through the area during the investigation. Stranded customers were ferried by the MTA and Foothill transit. In addition, some riders received reimbursements for their taxi fare. At around 4:00 p.m., all the trains were back in service.
Johnson revealed that the incident occurred at an off-limits to foot traffic area.
“We continue to remind people to stay away from train tracks and railroad crossings,” Johnson said.
We at Sweet Law Group sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.
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