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Bicyclist Killed By Metrolink Train in Baldwin Park

Man walked under crossing gate arms as train was coming.

BALDWIN PARK (CNS) - A 49-year-old man pushing a bicycle was killed in Baldwin Park when he walked under a railroad crossing arm and was hit by a Metrolink train, a police sergeant said today.

The man was identified as Norwalk resident Carlos Jacinto DeSantiago, said Baldwin Park police Sgt. Chris Hafford.

Hafford said the crash occurred at 7:28 p.m. Friday on Ramona Boulevard and Downing Avenue. He said the train was crossing Ramona Boulevard at Downing Avenue.

DeSantiago was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:01 p.m. Friday, he said.

The Metrolink tweeted that it was Train 335 on the San Bernardino line.

BP September 30, 2012 at 04:52 PM
So where is the train video of this evil doer going under the crossing arm? The video from surrounding businesses? Real witnesses --- not some railroad gumbas covering up? This weird configured crossing has like a dozen paths around the gates ---Why would one go to the trouble of dragging a bicycle under the gates? California law is faulty and says the gates be down 5 seconds before the train arrives. How do we get the idiots making this faulty law get in wheelchairs and demonstrate getting across this at least 40 seconds needed intersection?
mad_queen03 September 19, 2013 at 01:46 AM
This is a very dangerous intersection. And too would like to see video from local businesses or even the City. I am sure someone out there has it.

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