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Man on bicycle dies after collision with train
Posted On: January 9, 2014
At 7:15 a.m. Whittier officers responded to a traffic collision involving a Metrolink passenger train and a male bicyclist in the 12700 block of Lakeland Avenue in Santa Fe Springs. When officers arrived they found a deceased male subject approximately 200 feet from where the collision occurred. Witnesses said the bicyclist was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic on Lakeland Avenue. When the bicyclist approached the train track intersection, he tried to maneuver around the lowered warning arms by accelerating through them. The Metrolink train subsequently collided with the male on his bicycle resulting in a fatal accident. The accident is being investigated by the Whittier Traffic Bureau and the unidentified male was released to the LA County Coroner's Office.
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