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Pedestrian Suffers Only Minor Injuries after Being Struck by COASTER

Encinitas CA— Shortly before 3:00pm this afternoon, December 20, 2016, deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station and deputies from the Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit responded to a Coaster train vs. pedestrian collision on the railroad tracks at milepost marker 240.4, which is located just west of San Elijo Ave. and Dublin Dr. in the city of Encinitas.

A northbound Coaster train was traveling at approximately (50) fifty miles per hour when the engineer observed a pedestrian on the rail tracks. The Coaster train immediately applied the emergency braking system and the warning horn, but was unable to stop and collided into the pedestrian. The pedestrian, a male adult, approximately (20) twenty years old, sustained minor injuries to his right hand and received medical treatment on scene before being released.

The Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit will be handling the investigation. Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858)565-5200.