Amtrak Train Fatally Hits Pedestrian near Montecito Street in Santa Barbara

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Man Killed in Santa Barbara Accident near Montecito Street

Santa Barbara Accident

Pedestrian Killed in Santa Barbara Crash near Montecito Street

Santa Barbara, California (March 21, 2020) – A man was on Saturday morning killed in an auto-pedestrian collision involving a train in downtown Santa Barbara, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department.

The crash, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m., happened just north of Montecito Street.

Santa Barbara police said an adult male was hit by the train, which was going southbound at the time. It’s unclear what caused the crash. 

The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details were released.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating the crash.

Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.

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