March 4, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Police Release Details About Fatal Expo Line Pedestrian Collision

Man dies after being struct by Expo Line Sunday morning

By Sam Catanzaro

Santa Monica police say a man killed by an Expo Line train Sunday morning “walked in front of the train” before being a struct, the third fatality involving an Expo train in Santa Monica.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, at approximately 6 a.m., a collision involving a pedestrian – described by police as male, 50s, white and possibly homeless – and a Metro light rail train occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Major Accident Response Team, the pedestrian was extricated from underneath the train and transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

“Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital,” said SMPD Lieutenant Candice Cobarrubias. “Based on evidence obtained at the scene, it appears the pedestrian walked out in front of the train as it neared where the pedestrian was standing. It is unknown at this time if drugs/alcohol were factors for the pedestrian.”

According to Cobarrubias, there were approximately 10 passengers on the train at the time of the collision. No other injuries were reported. The name of the deceased has not been released until next of kin has been notified.

This marks the third fatality involving Expo Line trains in Santa Monica. In November 2017 a pedestrian was hit by the side of a train near Colorado Avenue and 14th Street and in January 2019 a pedestrian was dragged by the 17th Street Station by a departing train.

Related Posts

Santa Monica Library Brach to Reopen Under Self-Service Model

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Californias’ Open+ Pilot Project coming to Santa Monica Public Library Ocean Park branch By Sam Catanzaro Amid sweeping budget cuts...

Santa Monica Teachers Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations Ahead of Campuses Reopening

March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

SMMUSD partners with Providence St. John’s Health Center to vaccinate certain educators and staff By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica-Malibu Unified...

‘Safe Camping’ at the VA is Open To All Homeless Veterans

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

The “safe camping” program is geared toward getting homeless Veterans off the streets and provides a way to transition from homelessness to...

Santa Monica Police Warn of Thieves Targeting Seniors Near Palisades Park

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Two elderly woman robbed along Ocean Avenue recently By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are investigating two thefts targeting senior...

Santa Monica’s Zero Emissions Delivery Zone Pilot Has Begun: Santa Monica Beat – March, 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica’s Zero Emissions Delivery Zone Pilot Has Begun * City...

Video: Closing Down Westside Oil Field?

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Officials are discussing closing a Westside oil field sitting on hundreds of acres of prime coastal land. Learn more in...

Pico Neighborhood Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Over 70 units of affordable housing come to area near Woodlawn Cemetery By Sam Catanzaro A 70-unit-plus affordable housing development...

Large Properties Drive-up Santa Monica Home Sales Amid Pandemic

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

Annual report shows single-family home sales rising By Sam Catanzaro Interest in large properties with five-bedrooms or more helped drive-up...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Parolee for Setting Stolen Car on Fire

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Alex Omar Aguirre arrested by Santa Monica Police Department By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica resident this week watched as...

Video: Closing Streets to Allow for More Outdoor Dining?

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

A drunk driver recently crashed into a Santa Monica outdoor dining area, bringing attention to a proposal that would close...

Dozens of Santa Monica Restaurants to Participate in dineL.A.

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

First ‘spring’ season of culinary event to begin first week in March By Kerry Slater Dozens of Santa Monica restaurants...

Video: Free LA Metro Rides Could Begin Soon

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

LA Metro could begin offering fare-less rides as early as next year as part of a $300+ million program. Learn...

That New Car Smell: Keep it Fresh

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

If ladies can have a special relationship with a new pair of shoes, just imagine our connection with a brand...