Metrolink Train Fatally Strikes Mom Pushing Stroller In Riverside
RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A woman pushing her baby stroller across some Metrolink train tracks in the area of Mary Street at the La Sierra Station in Riverside was killed Saturday when she was struck by an oncoming train.
She managed to push the toddler to safety and the child was unhurt.
Witnesses at the scene tell KCAL9’s Rita Garcia that the mom was pushing a stroller across the train tracks when the warning arm came down. The wheels of the stroller apparently became stuck in the tracks.
Witnesses said that the mom was able to free the stroller and push her 2-year-old daughter to safety, but the mom got hit by the train. The train was en route from Oceanside to San Bernardino, according to the KCAL9/CBS2 assignment desk.
The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said about 60 passengers were on the train.
The passengers were transported by bus. None of the passengers were injured.