Elk Grove Police Investigate Fatal Collision

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Elk Grove Police Investigate Fatal Collision

Posted: 08/19/2019



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 19, 2019

ELK GROVE POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL COLLISION

 

ELK GROVE, CA- On August 19, 2019 at 5:14 p.m., The Elk Grove Police Department responded to a collision involving a freight train and an unidentified male adult bicyclist in the area of Bond Road, east of Elk Grove Florin Road. The bicyclist was riding eastbound Bond Road, on the north side of the roadway as the train was traveling northbound when the collision took place. The bicyclist died as a result of his injuries. 

 

According to witnesses, the railroad crossing arms and lights were activated and functioning, the freight train operator sounded the train’s horn and vehicles stopped at the railroad crossing were honking their horns as well. Unfortunately, the train was unable to stop and struck the bicyclist. Identification of the deceased will be made by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting the investigation into the collision.

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