Cabazon Man Killed in Pedestrian Train Crash
Cabazon Man Killed in Pedestrian Train Crash

A Cabazon man died Saturday in a pedestrian train crash in Cabazon. Authorities have identified the victim as 79-year-old Angel Fuentes of Cabazon. Firefighters responded to the scene near Main Street and Broadway Street around 5:40 p.m.

Railway operations were shut down for more than two hours following the crash. No one on the train was injured. However, officials say the train engineer and conductor have been referred to a counselor for support.

To Prevent a Pedestrian Train Crash, Only Cross at Railroad Crossings

Officials are working to determine why Fuentes was doing on the tracks. In response to the fatal pedestrian train crash, Union Pacific officials reminded pedestrians never to cross tracks anywhere other than a designated crossing. Even then, pedestrians must always wait until signs and/or signals permit crossing.

It can take a train up to a mile to come to a complete stop. Thus, even if the train operator sees someone on the tracks, he will not likely be able to stop in time. That is why it is crucial for pedestrians to stay away from railroad tracks unless they are crossing safely at a designated crossing.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones. Please prioritize your safety and stay off train tracks,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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