ANAHEIM – A man walking a bicycle along a train track was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Monday in Anaheim, authorities said.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a train striking a bicyclist, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said.
The man, whom authorities have not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators believe the man was pushing his bicycle along the tracks south of La Palma Avenue and east of Pauline Street when he was struck by a southbound train.
Authorities are treating the death as an accident, Dunn said, and have seen no initial indications that the man purposely stepped into the path of the train.
It wasn’t immediately clear why the man did not hear the train approaching.
In the hours after the death, trains were slowly moved through that portion of the tracks, causing delays for commuters. La Palma was initially expected to remain closed for hours, but all but one lane was reopened by 6 p.m.
The Anaheim incident marks the second time in recent days that a Metrolink train has fatally struck a person in Orange County.
Andrew Powell, 20, of Fullerton was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near Brookhurst Road and Commonwealth Avenue in Fullerton shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday.
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