Woman hit by train in Pismo Beach
February 4, 2016
A train struck a 22-year-old woman who was apparently walking her bicycle on a railroad bridge in Pismo Beach Wednesday night. The woman survived with undisclosed injuries.
At approximately 10:13 p.m., police officers found Pismo Beach resident Alena Gribanova lying about 25 feet east of the tracks trestle bridge near the 300 block of Bello Street, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department.
Gribanova was alert and conscious. She told police she walking on the tracks while pushing her bicycle when she heard the train sound its horn.
She then realized the train was behind her and started running to try to get off the tracks, Gribanova told police. The train could not completely stop before striking Gribanova and her bicycle, police say.
Responders transported Gribanova to a local hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected as factors in the collision.
In January, four people were struck and killed by trains on the Central Coast. Of the two deaths that occurred in San Luis Obispo County, one was ruled a suicide and one was listed as accidental.