[09-13-2023] San Diego County, CA – One Person Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Harborview

Published September 14, 2023

[09-13-2023] One Person Fatally Struck by Amtrak Train in Harborview One person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Harborview, downtown San Diego, late Wednesday evening, September 13, 2023.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the fatal collision happened around 11:07 p.m. between California Street and Grape Street.

The victim was reportedly struck by a train heading southbound. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was later declared dead.

The victim’s identity has yet to be released, while the authorities are currently investigating the fatal collision.

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The following steps should be taken if you or someone you know is involved in a train accident:

  • Call 911 as soon as possible to report the crash. Obtain the police report, which would be vital to your claim.
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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.

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.

Trains are by far the most efficient mode of transportation in terms of time and cost. The skill of the train’s conductors and the frequency of operation can impact the security of passengers and employees.