Fatality renews calls for railroad crossing closure

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Last week, our public safety reporter Veronica Rocha wrote several articles about a woman who lost her life when she was struck by an Amtrak train after stumbling onto the train tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road.

In response to the accident, the Pelanconi Estates Homeowner’s Assn. has renewed calls for the closure of the at grade crossing near the Glendale and Los Angeles border.

Below is a section of a letter from HOA President Patrick Masihi:

An Amtrak train struck and killed a woman at the Doran Ave. at grade crossing on the border of Glendale and Los Angeles on Monday. The Pelanconi Estates HOA has always maintained that at grade crossings are dangerous, but sadly L.A. Council representative, City of Glendale representatives and CPUC have failed to close the Doran Ave at grade crossing, which is located less than 100 feet from a propane gas facility.

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Written by Melanie Hicken

December 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Posted in glendale

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