Moorpark Resident Struck by Amtrak TrainEric Buschow
|Nature of Incident:||Train vs Pedestrian|
|Location:||Railroad Tracks south of Avenida Colonia|
|Date & Time:||11/26/2018 @ 11:33 AM|
|Unit(s) Responsible:||Moorpark Police Traffic Bureau|
|(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent||City of Residence||Age|
|On 11/26/2018 at about 11:33 AM, Amtrak Passenger Train #14 en route from Los Angeles to Seattle Washington was traveling through Moorpark at about 70 MPH. The train struck an adult male on the railroad tracks in the area of Avenida Colonia and Nogales Ave. The train came to an emergency stop approximately 526’ down the tracks.
Moorpark Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel responded to the scene. The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Personnel. Witnesses at the scene were contacted. According to witness statements, it appears the adult male victim was on the railroad tracks placing flowers for the previous train victim from Saturday, 11/24/2018. Witnesses advised the adult male tried to step off the tracks before the train came through but did not get off the tracks in time.
The train consisted of two lead engines, ten passenger cars and one baggage car. Two hundred and twenty-six passengers and a crew of three were aboard the train. No one onboard the train was injured in this incident. The railroad tracks were shut down in both directions for about two hours and fifteen minutes for this investigation.
This incident is being investigated by the Moorpark Police Department. Anyone who may have been in the area and/or witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Cochran at the Moorpark Police Station.
The Moorpark Police Department would like to remind the public how dangerous it is to walk on or near the railroad tracks. The Moorpark Police Department would also like to advise the public that it is a crime to trespass on railroad property by walking on the tracks or on the right-of –way on