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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train Near Downtown San Diego

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a passenger train today near the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, midway between Old Town and downtown San Diego.

The man was struck by an Amtrak train about 3:25 p.m. at Pacific Highway near Washington Street, San Diego police Officer Jason Jarrells said. The pedestrian died at the scene.

The North County Transit District subsequently canceled its northbound Coaster train 689 and directed its passengers to take the trolley to the Old Town station to board northbound Coaster train 691.

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napie422 | April 26, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. ― 2 years, 11 months ago

He apparently saw the first Amtrak train that went by but was not expecting the second one and got hit. The problem is that there are no crossing-arms to stop pedestrians from crossing the tracks after they have gotten off the Trolley. And Amtrak refuses to do anything about it either. They state that because 'he was wearing headphones while crossing the tracks it is an accident and the signs should be enough'. Both signs, 'Watch For Trains' are in English! So anybody who does not read English cannot 'safely' cross those tracks! It SHOULD be changed!

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