Here is a rundown of recent incidents and agency announcements in Ventura County:
Man hit by train in Ventura suffers traumatic injuries
A man hit by a train in Ventura on Monday afternoon suffered traumatic injuries, authorities said.
The Ventura Police and Fire Department responded to a report of a train versus pedestrian on the trestles behind the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 2:28 p.m. The area was described as being near Front and Garden streets.
Officers found the man with serious head and arm injuries and a woman with minor scratches, police commissioner said. Mike Brown. Both were described as being in their early twenties.
The man was transported to Ventura County Medical Center and the woman chose not to be transported, said Jeremy Henderson, chief of the Ventura Fire Battalion.
Ventura police continued the investigation several hours after the incident, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the pedestrians would be charged with felony misdemeanor for going onto the tracks, Brown said.
A Union Pacific spokeswoman said an Amtrak train was involved in the incident, but declined to comment further.
Amtrak officials said train 784 was traveling south to San Diego from Goleta when it struck the individuals who were on the tracks.
None of the 270 passengers or crew on board the train were injured, Amtrak spokesman W. Kyle Anderson said in an email. The passenger train company was working with the Ventura Police Department to investigate the incident, he said.
Teen in Simi Valley stabbed during fight
A teen was stabbed Sunday night after a fight at a carnival at Simi Valley Town Center.
Simi Valley police said an officer on extra patrol during the Simi Fall Festival and Carnival witnessed a fight during the event and found a male teenager with stab wounds. The teen was transported to a local trauma hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Police said they learned the teen had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend when other teens became involved. No arrests had been made by Monday morning.
Anyone with information about the incident can call Detective Kevin Van Fleet at 805-583-6182.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Roundup: Man injured by train in Ventura; Simi teen stabbed during fight