According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, a man was struck and killed by an Amtrack train earlier this week, while he was trying to rescue his dog from the railroad track. The tragic incident occurred at around 2:45 P.M. on Tuesday, near the community of La Conchita in Ventura County.
Although an investigation is still ongoing, the collision was believed to be an accident. Apparently the train’s engineer saw the man on the tracks and took tehe neccessary emergency actions, but was unable to stop in time. No other injuries were reported.
The dog, however, did survive and ran to La Conchita after the incident.
People – let’s be careful out there!