An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passes through Carlsbad. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner passes through Carlsbad. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

An Amtrak train struck a pedestrian near Powerhouse Park in Del Mar on Friday, sending the victim to a hospital.

The accident occurred on a stretch of rail off the 100 block of 12th Street shortly after noon, according to San Diego Sheriff’s officials.

The extent of the unidentified victim’s injuries was unclear, Lt. Russell Shimmin said.

The accident led to a suspension of train service in the area until further notice. North County Transit District officials dispatched buses to serve affected travelers.

–City News Service