SANTA MONICA─Lt. Candice Cobarrubias of the Santa Monica Police Department indicated in a news release to Canyon News that on Sunday, January 26, at approximately 6 a.m., a collision transpired involving a pedestrian, a Caucasian male, possible homeless and a Metro light rail train at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue.
The pedestrian was extricated from beneath the train and taken to UCLA Westwood suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim died from injuries sustained at the hospital.
Authorities commenced and investigation that last four hours. The Major Accident Response Team Sergeant indicated that evidence obtained at the scene, it appears the victim walked out in front of the train as it neared where the pedestrian was standing. Officials have not determined if drugs or alcohol were factors for the collision.
There were approximately 10 passengers on the train at the time of the collision. No other injuries were reported. The name of the victim has not been released to the public until next of kin has been notified.