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Amtrak hits man, leaving 172 passengers idle

A Kern County Sheriff’s Office patrol car is on scene after an Amtrak train hit a man in northwest Bakersfield, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Cesar Espinoza)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – An Amtrak train was stopped Tuesday afternoon, with 172 passengers aboard, after the train hit a man.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said the pedestrian is dead. He was struck near Enger Street and Rosedale Highway.

An Amtrak official told Eyewitness News that the train was traveling from Oakland to Bakersfield.

The train sat idle on the tracks during the investigation for about two hours but has since continued on its way. Amtrak said this collision could affect at least one other train route.


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