SAN DIEGO - Despite the efforts of first responders and witnesses, one man passed away from injuries he suffered when his vehicle was hit by a train Thursday evening.
According to police, Eric Galvan failed to yield to a train at a railroad crossing on North Bexar Street.
San Diego Police Chief Rogelio Rodriguez said the train was reversing and the conductor may not have seen Galvan's pickup. However, Chief Rodriguez did say that the railroad crossing signals, flashing lights and gates, were working at the time of the accident.
Witness attempted to help Galvan get out of his vehicle before first responders arrived.
The impact of the accident caused the train to derail and land on the top of Glavan's white Ford pickup that had landed on its roof. Two wreckers trucks with crane ability were used to lift the boxcar off of the truck in order to remove Galvan.
Galvan was pronounced at the scene. The family was notified at the scene.
The case is under investigation.