Sunday, May 17, 1998

Man Killed by Blue Line Among 3 Killed on So Cal Tracks In the Same Day

Trains kill 3 pedestrians

The Fresno Bee
May 18, 1998

LOS ANGELES - Trains struck and killed three pedestrians within a 10-hour period in Fontana, Watts and Anaheim, authorities said Sunday.

In the first accident Saturday, a San Bernardino Metrolink commuter train struck and killed a woman who tried to cross in front of it.

In the second accident, a 30-year-old man was struck and killed by a southbound Metro Blue Line commuter train in Watts, said a Los Angeles city fire spokesman.

The third accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. when a transient was struck by a freight train on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Anaheim. The man tried, but failed to jump out of the way of the train, authorities said.