Train Strikes 18-Year-Old

The train struck him at 45 mph

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Feb 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:53 PM PDT
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Train Strikes 18-Year-Old

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A pedestrian was hit by a train in Sorrento Valley on Monday afternoon, according to the sheriff's department.

Just after 3 p.m. 18-year-old Luis Cortez was walking on the railroad tracks near the Sorrento Valley Station when a northbound AMTRAK train traveling at 45 mph struck him.

The train was stopped, and AMTRAK personnel went to check on the man's condition. Cortez did not appear to be seriously injured, so a decision was made to put him on the train and take him to the Solana Beach Station.

Cortez got onto the train without assistance and was taken by ambulance from Solana Beach to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla for treatment of his injuries.
 

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