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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992
A man was struck and killed by a passenger train Saturday night, police said. The 40-year-old man, reportedly a transient, was struck shortly after 8 p.m. by a southbound Amtrak train between Avenida Pico and Camino Capistrano, Sgt. Russ Moore said. The train's conductor saw the man walking along the tracks and sounded a horn, Moore said. The man looked up at the train, but did not move away from the tracks, Moore said. "We don't know if he was under the influence or what," Moore said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2012 | Ari Bloomekatz
City authorities said they narrowly escaped disaster Monday morning when a Blue Line train struck a Metro bus filled with passengers near downtown Los Angeles, injuring nearly three dozen people, none of them seriously. About 6:56 a.m., the southbound train clipped the back of a Line 51 bus in the intersection of San Pedro Street and Washington Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The bus -- which runs between Wilshire Center and the Artesia Transit Center -- was standing-room-only with about 50 passengers, according to Metro spokesman Marc Littman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
A Metro Blue Line train inexplicably ran a stop signal on Wednesday before it struck a Long Beach police car and injured an officer and 10 passengers, according to onboard videotapes reviewed by accident investigators. Two tapes indicate that the southbound train rolled through the red signal about 1 p.m. and collided with the patrol car in the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 16th Street, Long Beach police said Friday. Officials for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Blue Line's operator, said they could not comment on the videotapes or other specifics of the accident because investigations were pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum and Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
They called the railroad overpass their "kick-it spot. " High above the freeway and out of sight of their families, neighborhood youths could do whatever they pleased. They could drink, smoke, listen to music and add their tags to the jumble of graffiti on the concrete walls. Whenever they heard the distant whistle of a train, they moved out of its path. But at 9 p.m. Monday, three friends apparently were not able to escape on time. Police said Tony Sandoval, 15, Gilbert Correa, 17, and Joseph Hernandez, 27, were killed as two trains charged down the tracks in Commerce.
OPINION
October 31, 2004
The additional Amtrak service along the Orange County corridor is welcome (Oct. 26), but after reading the specific times and directions, I do not understand what unmet needs will be served. A new southbound train leaving Union Station at 12:15 p.m.? Fine, but what is lacking on this heavily used route is a southbound train leaving Los Angeles after 11 p.m. so customers can attend concerts, plays and other evening performances and not be forced to drive their cars. Currently, the last southbound train from Union Station leaves at 10:10 p.m.; too early for patrons to get to the station after an evening's entertainment.
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August 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
About 20 to 30 people were killed and scores injured today when a mail train plowed into a derailed passenger express, local officials said. The Transport Ministry said the collision occurred near this town, about 150 miles southwest of Pariss, when the two rear cars of a northbound train traveling to Paris from Port de Bouc, near Marseilles, derailed and were struck by a southbound train traveling on a parallel track.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2006
The covered bodies of a man and a woman lie near where a Metrolink train hit and killed them Thursday afternoon in Newhall. The unidentified victims, both believed to be 19 to 21 years old, were hit by a southbound train as they crossed the tracks at 15th Street about 3:30 p.m. Metrolink service in both directions was suspended for several hours as sheriff's detectives investigated the deaths.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1993 | THUAN LE
An unidentified 29-year-old transient was killed Sunday when he was run over by a southbound Amtrak train at 10:15 p.m., police said Monday. Train personnel saw a man lying on the railroad tracks where they pass underneath the Garden Grove Freeway but could not stop in time, Police Lt. John Higley said. "The train was operating with its bells ringing, horn sounding and headlights on bright," said Ron Scolaro, an Amtrak spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1991
A man running to catch a Metro Blue Line train at the Compton station was slightly hurt Tuesday when he was hit by another train just pulling in, RTD officials reported. The accident occurred at 1920 S. Acacia Ave. shortly before 8 a.m., said Greg Davy, a spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. "He was trying to catch a northbound train, but he ran in front of a southbound train that was stopping at the station," Davy said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
The man who apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a speeding Amtrak train Tuesday night in Ventura has been identified as David Slater. Coroner's officials believe the 32-year-old Ventura resident was mentally ill and had been seeking inpatient help. Slater died instantly when he was hit by the train near California Street at about 5 p.m. Witnesses say he was walking along the tracks and jumped in front of the oncoming, southbound train.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
A Metro Blue Line train inexplicably ran a stop signal on Wednesday before it struck a Long Beach police car and injured an officer and 10 passengers, according to onboard videotapes reviewed by accident investigators. Two tapes indicate that the southbound train rolled through the red signal about 1 p.m. and collided with the patrol car in the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and 16th Street, Long Beach police said Friday. Officials for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Blue Line's operator, said they could not comment on the videotapes or other specifics of the accident because investigations were pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe
Hundreds of commuters were temporarily stranded Monday evening when their Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian sitting on the railroad tracks, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. and involved the train from Fullerton to Union Station. The identity of the man has not been released, and police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Authorities closed both the northbound and southbound tracks for nearly two hours. About 100 passengers typically ride the route, and the southbound train from Union Station to Oceanside carries an average of 450 people, according to a Metrolink spokesperson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2006
The covered bodies of a man and a woman lie near where a Metrolink train hit and killed them Thursday afternoon in Newhall. The unidentified victims, both believed to be 19 to 21 years old, were hit by a southbound train as they crossed the tracks at 15th Street about 3:30 p.m. Metrolink service in both directions was suspended for several hours as sheriff's detectives investigated the deaths.
OPINION
October 31, 2004
The additional Amtrak service along the Orange County corridor is welcome (Oct. 26), but after reading the specific times and directions, I do not understand what unmet needs will be served. A new southbound train leaving Union Station at 12:15 p.m.? Fine, but what is lacking on this heavily used route is a southbound train leaving Los Angeles after 11 p.m. so customers can attend concerts, plays and other evening performances and not be forced to drive their cars. Currently, the last southbound train from Union Station leaves at 10:10 p.m.; too early for patrons to get to the station after an evening's entertainment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two people were killed early Sunday when they walked into the path of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train. Veronica Sanders, 41, of Oceanside and Derek Norton, 36, of Anaheim died around 12:30 a.m. when they were struck by the southbound train traveling at 85 mph, said James Buckley, an investigator with the Medical Examiner's Office. "They were with friends and came from a bar," Buckley said. The train conductor saw Norton carrying Sanders as they walked onto the tracks, Buckley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Oxnard teen sustained serious head injuries early Thursday when his car was struck by a Metrolink train as he tried to drive across an unguarded rail crossing near Camarillo. Juan Gabriel Lopez, who turned 19 Thursday, was in critical condition with skull and pelvis fractures after the crash, which occurred just north of 5th Street, about a mile east of Las Posas Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe
Hundreds of commuters were temporarily stranded Monday evening when their Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian sitting on the railroad tracks, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. and involved the train from Fullerton to Union Station. The identity of the man has not been released, and police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Authorities closed both the northbound and southbound tracks for nearly two hours. About 100 passengers typically ride the route, and the southbound train from Union Station to Oceanside carries an average of 450 people, according to a Metrolink spokesperson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1994
A 30-year-old San Clemente woman was killed Friday after she curled up in front of a moving Amtrak train, authorities said. Witnesses watched as the woman, who was not identified pending notification of family, lay down and curled up on the tracks a quarter-mile north of the San Clemente Pier, said Senior Deputy Coroner Richard McAnally. She was struck by a southbound train at 2:20 p.m., he said. A suicide note was recovered, McAnally said.
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