BMX cyclist dies after crashing into Amtrak train in Modesto, CHP says

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A BMX bicyclist died after a crash that involved an Amtrak train in Modesto on Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said. The collision was reported just before 10 p.m. at Highway 132, west of E Street. According to CHP’s preliminary investigation, a woman in her 40s was riding her bike westbound on Highway 132 while the Amtrak train was traveling north. For reasons that aren’t clear, the cyclist went around a crossing gate and onto the railway as the train was approaching then was struck. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A BMX bicyclist died after a crash that involved an Amtrak train in Modesto on Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The collision was reported just before 10 p.m. at Highway 132, west of E Street.

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According to CHP’s preliminary investigation, a woman in her 40s was riding her bike westbound on Highway 132 while the Amtrak train was traveling north.

For reasons that aren’t clear, the cyclist went around a crossing gate and onto the railway as the train was approaching then was struck.

The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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