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Metrolink train kills pedestrian in Riverside

August 3, 2010 12:42:00 AM PDT
Commuters experienced significant delays after a Metrolink train hit and killed a pedestrian in Riverside on Tuesday.Authorities said the accident happened east of the La Sierra Station just before 6 a.m. and involved the 91 Line, train number 701. The name of the victim has not been released.

According to a preliminary investigation, the female victim was walking on the railroad tracks near Jefferson Street and Indiana Avenue at the time she was hit.

No one on the train was injured.

Both tracks in the area were shut down while authorities investigated, affecting train lines in and out of the Inland Empire and Orange County.