Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, March 9, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Pedestrian Struck by Freight Train

Riverside, Ca- On March 9, 2006 at approximately 6:30 PM, Riverside Police Dispatch received a report of an adult male who was struck by a moving train. The BNSF train was heading westbound approaching Madison Street when they encountered an adult male standing on the tracks.

The railroad engineer observed the pedestrian and attempted to alert him by sounding the air horns. The male stood in the direct path of the approaching train and did not move. The engineer was unable to stop and the pedestrian was struck. Medical aid responded to the scene, however the subject had expired as a result of his injuries. Railroad police responded to the scene and conducted the investigation, assisted by Riverside Police and the Riverside County Coronerís Office.

The deceased was fifty years old and a local Riverside resident whose last known address was in the immediate neighborhood where this incident occurred.