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Metrolink's San Bernardino line delayed after fatal accident [Updated]

August 26, 2009 |  7:14 pm

Trains on Metrolink's San Bernardino line are being delayed after a train struck and killed a pedestrian this evening in Covina.

Train 324 hit the pedestrian at Azusa Avenue about 5:30 p.m, officials said. Metrolink said that all trains on the line were being delayed and that it was unknown when service would resume.

The train was eastbound when it hit the man, said Sgt. Dave Foster of the Covina Police Department. He said it was unclear how the man entered the intersection, which is protected by crossing arms that drop when a train is approaching. Police had not identified the man.

[Updated 9:22 p.m.: Metrolink said it has opened one track on the San Bernardino line to allow trains to pass through the accident area at reduced speed.]

-- Robert J. Lopez