Calif. train kills woman with stroller; baby fine

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - October 9, 2011

The woman was trying to walk through the Riverside crossing when the stroller became stuck in the tracks, police said. She managed to free the stroller, but she couldn't escape the oncoming Metrolink commuter train.

"She didn't quite make it," Riverside police Sgt. Dan Warren said. "The baby's fine, but she got hit."

He did not have further details, including the woman's identity and her connection to the child.

Passenger Joseph Avila said he and the several dozen other passengers on the train going from Oceanside to San Bernardino did not feel the collision.

He told a local television station that the train stopped and a conductor said there had been a fatality. "Probably about 45 minutes after what happened, he finally told us that a lady and a baby got struck."

Both police and railroad officials were investigating the collision.

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