“Pedestrian vs. Train Fatality”
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (July 5, 2017) – A male pedestrian, approximately in his 30’s, was involved in a fatal train accident just west of Don Derr Park Wednesday morning, according to the Riverside Police Department. (map)
The incident was reported at approximately 7:50 a.m. between Jackson and Monroe streets when the male pedestrian was walking westbound while the train traveling eastbound struck the pedestrian s he was “jumping in and out” of the train tracks , according to Riverside Police Department Officer Ryan Railsback.
Rescue crews arrived at the scene to find the male pedestrian dead. Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Staley said the train conductor tried to get the attention of the pedestrian by honking the horn but the pedestrian did not get off the tracks.
The identity of the pedestrian was not yet released. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the deadly collision.
““Almost one death or injury per day occurs on the rail system in the United States. Many of these tragic deaths are avoidable, the rail system is antiquated and needs a complete overhaul to ensure the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and train passengers,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.”