Railroad News

Train Kills Man As He Walks Along Tracks

(San Diego, California – March 22, 2011) An Amtrak train struck and killed an as-yet unidentified pedestrian as he walked along Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Midtown San Diego, near Washington Street and Pacific Highway, about 6:00 P.M. Monday. Identified only as a 44-year-old male resident of San Diego, the man was killed upon impact from the train, which struck the victim from behind, even though the engineer of the northbound train claimed to have sounded both the train’s horn and bells and attempted to stop the train prior to impact.