[09-13-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Fatally Struck by Metrolink Train in Santa Clarita

Published September 13, 2023

[09-13-2023] One Person Fatally Struck by Metrolink Train in Santa ClaritaOne person was fatally struck by a Metrolink train in Santa Clarita on Wednesday morning, September 13, 2023.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fatal collision happened around 6:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ruether Avenue and Golden Triangle Road.

Authorities stated that the train reportedly struck a man on the tracks between Santa Clarita and Via Princessa stations, forcing the rail lines to close fully.

Officials said a man named Luis H. was found near the accident scene, consoling the girlfriend of the unidentified victim.

No further details were released, and the authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the fatal collision.

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Fatal Train Accident Statistics

Eight hundred ninety-three people died in train accidents in 2021. The number is 20% greater than the total of 744 in 2020. Also, 2021 recorded 5,781 individuals admitted to hospitals due to nonfatal injuries, a 4% increase from the total number admitted in 2020, which was 5,544.

The National Safety Council reported that deaths at highway-rail crossings increased by 21% between 2020 and 2021, while deaths involving other accidents increased by 20%. The fatality rate for the latter was 94%, or 617 individuals, all of whom were trespassers.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, on average, a train strikes and kills or harms a person or a vehicle every two hours. Over a thousand people die in railway accidents every year. There were about 600 fatalities and 2,300 injuries.

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