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DEL MAR, Calif. — A person walking on the tracks in Del Mar Friday night was hit by a train and taken to a hospital.

The accident occurred about 7:50 p.m. at mile post marker 244.4 on the bluffs of Del Mar, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. J. King.

A northbound Coaster train was traveling about 50 mph when the engineer saw a person walking on the tracks, King said. The engineer hit the brakes but was unable to stop the train before it hit the person.

The victim was taken to a hospital, King said. The person’s condition, name and gender were not immediately released.

The sheriff’s Transportation Enforcement Unit was investigating the collision.

Anyone with information on this accident was asked to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.