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Three People Have Brush With Death On Ventura County Train Trestle

Three people had a close brush with death in Ventura County, when they were standing on a train trestle taking pictures when a train suddenly approached.

It happened just after 2:30 yesterday afternoon, on a trestle east of the Emma Wood State Beach group campgrounds. A 46 year old Arizona man, and his 16 year old niece and nephew were taking pictures when a northbound Amtrak train rounded a curve at 50 miles an hour. The teens were able to get out of the way, but the man was struck, breaking his arm and suffering other non-life threatening injuries.

Ventura Police say it’s reminder that the accident is a reminder that it’s illegal to trespass on railroad tracks, or railroad right of way.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.