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News Release

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Media Relations

Valley Pedestrian Hit by Commuter Train

Los Angeles: This morning at approximately 7:20 a.m., an eastbound Metrolink commuter train struck a pedestrian in Northridge who was apparently crossing railroad tracks in the vicinity of Nordhoff Street and Corbin Avenue.

The pedestrian, a white male in his 70s who was killed in the incident, was a resident of West Hills.  It remains unclear as to why he was on the railroad tracks.

Until immediate relatives of the deceased are notified, his identity cannot be disclosed. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are investigating the incident.     

Any witnesses or others with information about the pedestrian or the incident may contact Valley Traffic Division Detective William Bustos at 818-644-8021 or Police Officer III Daniel Menesez at 818-644-8026. After business hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).