Woman killed by Amtrak train

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GLENDALE — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train today after witnesses said she stumbled onto the tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road.

Witnesses said the woman, who they described as being in her 60s, was pushing a shopping cart along San Fernando Road when she approached the tracks at about 11:30 a.m. The Amtrak engineer rang the horn several times, but witnesses said the woman didn’t stop.

The engineer applied the emergency braking system, but the woman stumbled on tracks and was hit by the train, Glendale Fire Capt. Vincent Rifino said.

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Written by Veronica Rocha

November 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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