Male Pedestrian Killed in Deadly Train Accident near Vanowen Avenue

BURBANK, CA (December 30, 2021) – Thursday morning, a man was fatally struck by a train in a collision on Buena Vista Street.

The fatal incident occurred around 10:11 a.m., near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Vanowen Avenue.

Reports indicate that the man ran directly in front of the Amtrack Coast Starlight before the incident.

Due to the impact of the collision, paramedics found the man with critical injuries before pronouncing him dead at the scene.

In addition, Burbank officials routed traffic away from the area while they investigated the collision on Buena Vista Street.


The team at Sweet James offers their sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


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