FONTANA, California (June 17, 2013) — Carlos Morales Guzman, 18, of Fontana was killed early Saturday morning when he attempted to cross railroad tracks in front of a train on his bicycle, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 5:15 a.m., Guzman was riding his bicycle northbound on Beech Avenue just north of Ceres Avenue when the train struck him, the report said. Paramedics pronounced Guzman dead at the scene of the crash.

The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Liability for Railroad Crossing Deaths

When someone is struck and killed by a train at a railroad crossing there are many factors that police must investigate to determine liability. First, police will check to see if there was a stop sign installed in the vicinity of the train tracks? Also, if was there an operable crossing arm and clear pavement markings indicating a railroad crossing was ahead. Investigators must also check to see how fast the train was traveling, whether it was a safe speed for this location and if a warning horn was sounded by the engineer.

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