Sacramento, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Train Accident at 20th and O Streets
Sacramento, California (October 29, 2018) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train early Monday morning in Sacramento. The accident transpired at approximately 12:31 am on Monday, at 20th Street and O Street. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the collision has been revealed.
The initial police report indicates a pedestrian was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at 20th street and O street in Sacramento. Responding emergency crews located the pedestrian’s body just south of the crossing at Capitol Avenue and 20th Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The train was stopped on the tracks at 19th Street following the fatal crash. Officials have confirmed, the train was not damaged as a result of the collision. The current physical condition of the train operators involved was not immediately revealed. Emergency crews shut down the railroad crossings between D and O streets for several hours to give way to an on-scene investigation.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
Fatal Train Accident in Sacramento
We extend our most heartfelt prayers to the friends and family of the deceased victim. We wish you courage and strength during your time of sorrow.
Motorists are required by law to decrease speed and give the right way to pedestrians walking in marked and unmarked crosswalks. It is unclear if the victim was walking in a safe area along the highway. Based on the information provided in the initial report, many issues surrounding this unfortunate accident have not been resolved. As part of the ongoing investigation, officials will inspect the train, and examine photos of the crash site to determine if mechanical issues or system failure contributed to the collision in any way. Likewise, authorities will also consider if drugs or alcohol played any role in the events leading up to the fatal accident.
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