LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a 51-year-old Downey man was killed when he accidentally rode his bike into the path of a Metro Blue Line train.
The CHP said the accident occurred at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday at Gage Avenue, east of Converse Avenue.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
Investigating CHP Officer J. Green said the train — driven by 28-year-old Ismael Torres of Los Angeles — crossed Gage Avenue southbound as the victim rode his bicycle “directly into (the train’s) path of travel.”
The train was moving at 50 miles per hour, he said, and was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting the unidentified cyclist.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
The man “was ejected from his bicycle and sustained fatal injuries,” Green said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:01 p.m. by Los Angeles County firefighters.
The Downey man’s name was not released pending notification of his next of kin.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
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