Calif. Amtrak train accident kills 3 men in Commerce

12/14/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Commerce, CA– An Amtrak train hit and killed three men who were walking along the train tracks on Monday, December 13, 2010. The accident occurred around 9:00 p.m., in the 6700 block of Telegraph Road, as reported by KTLA.

Officials reported that the Amtrak train was en route from San Diego to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, when the conductor of the train spotted the men on the train tracks, prompting him to apply the brakes in an effort to stop the train. The train, which was transporting 125 people, couldn’t stop in time and struck the three men.

L.A. County fire crews and the L.A. County Sheriff’s homicide detectives rushed to the scene, where they pronounced the men, who are said to be in their mid-20s, dead.

Investigator’s preliminary reports indicated that the victims may have been walking on the train trestle, which crosses over Telegraph Road, when they were fatally struck.

A full investigation into the train accident is currently underway.

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