Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Northridge
A 28-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Friday morning while walking along the tracks west of Lindley Avenue in Northridge, police said.
The passenger train was traveling west, south of Parthenia Street, about 9:45 a.m. when it ran into the pedestrian, Los Angeles Police Officer Cleon Joseph said.
Police arrived to find the man unresponsive and suffering from a traumatic injury. Los Angeles City Fire rescue personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
None of the train passengers were injured in the accident. Police did not identify the victim because his family had not been notified, Joseph said.
Los Angeles Valley Division traffic detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at (818) 644-8028 during normal business hours, or the division’s public desk number at (818) 644-8000. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) 527-3247.
-- Gale Holland