On May 8, a 64-year-old man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Irvine. The man was next to the train tracks while the train was approaching. He attempted to walk away but he unfortunately did not move out of the way in time. The man was pronounced dead that Monday morning after getting hit on the Metrolink train tracks between Irvine and Tustin.
THE SCENE OF THE TRAIN ACCIDENT IN IRVINE
According to KTLA, police officers and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene at 7:36 a.m. The officers were given the report that a man was struck by a Metrolink train in Irvine. The train was headed northbound in the 170 Technology Drive area.
In fact, the train engineer disclosed that the 64-year-old man was waving at him. The man was near the outside of the train tracks standing alone on the wooden planks.
The train engineer was blowing the horn and slowing the vehicle down. Then, he saw that the 64-year-old man turned to walk away. The engineer believed that the man was out of the scene.
However, the train then struck the victim and he tragically died at the scene. There were no other injuries that were reported after the train accident.
The 64-year-old victim’s identity will not be released to the public until his next of kin is notified that he passed away. The man’s last known address was revealed to be Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.
If you or someone you know has information regarding the train accident in Irvine, it is encouraged that IPD Investigations is contacted at (949) 724-7000.
Accidents like these should never happen and it is a true tragedy when one does occur. Our hearts go out to the victim and his family.
If you have any questions regarding a wrongful death case, you should contact a wrongful death attorney immediately.