Man hit by passenger train in Little Italy expected to survive


SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A passenger train struck a pedestrian in San Diego’s Little Italy late Wednesday afternoon, and the victim is expected to survive.

The Coaster train hit the man in the area of West Ash Street and Kettner Boulevard shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.

The man was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Deputy Monica De La Torre Chavez of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which was investigating the collision.

Police shut down lanes on various streets in the area to allow access for emergency vehicles and investigators. Rail service in the area was delayed for several hours due to the incident, according to North County Transit District officials.

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