Santa Fe Springs Train vs Auto

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DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 11-8-17 at 9:15 PM
LOCATION: Mardquardt Ave & Rosecrans Ave
CITY: Santa Fe Springs
INCIDENT DETAILS:

  1. A Santa Fe Springs Public Safety officer was flagged down in regards to a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks
  2. The officer radioed to dispatch to notify the BNSF Railway as quickly as possible.
  3. BNSF Railway Dispatcher received notification of incident within a minute of the first report, notified an eastbound freight train with enough time to slow dramatically down.
  4. A slow speed collision did occur, train stopped shortly after.
  5. Officers were able to remove the occupants of the vehicle safely out of harms way prior to the collision.
  6. The rail line, which serves Amtrak, Metrolink, and freight service between Los Angeles and Chicago, was temporarily shut down as crews cleaned up the scene.

VICTIM INFORMATION:
SUSPECT INFORMATION:
HANDLING AGENCIES: Whittier PD, BNSF Railway PD
SOT(s): N/A
ADDITIONAL: N/A
CNS: N/A