A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Thursday morning in Carlsbad, reports said.
It was noted shortly before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Grand Avenue, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Michelle Craig said.
An official alert from the NCTD went out on Twitter advising riders to expect delays in the Carlsbad area due to a train-involved pedestrian accident.
The unidentified pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
North County Transit instructed train passengers to anticipate delays in the area. A bus bridge was being installed for north-bound passengers at Poinsettis to continue steadily to Oceanside.
Train-Related Pedestrian Deaths
Pedestrian railroad accidents are the leading cause of death on railways. More than 7,200 pedestrians have been killed by trains in the United States since 1997. An additional 6,400 have been injured. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, each year on average about 500 people are killed. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of deaths involving trains and motor vehicles dropped 42% to 248. In the same period, deaths involving pedestrians only fell 6% to 434. In 2014, California had 141 deaths.
In Case of a San Diego Train Accident
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Date of Accident: 5/30/2019
#NCTDAlert: Please expect delays in the Carlsbad area due to a trespasser incident involving AMTRAK. Police on scene. A bus bridge is currently being set up for northbound COASTER 635 passengers at Poinsettia to continue to Oceanside. pic.twitter.com/n79z5j5qqU
— North County Transit (@GoNCTD) May 30, 2019