This morning, an eight-year-old girl was killed after a train crashed into her home.
It happened just before 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of W. 27th Street and Washington Avenue in San Francisco.
The girl was walking home, her father told KCBS.
It’s a tragic and shocking event, he said.
The boy’s mother is a teacher and was on her way to work when the accident happened.
She suffered a traumatic brain injury and died in the hospital.
This was a family of four.
I mean, this is not a place you would expect this to happen,” the father, Robert Klawans, told KABC.
KCBS spoke with KCBS 11 news anchor Amy Clements about the investigation.
Clements says it’s not clear if the train was going fast or slow.
She says it was a terrible accident.
“A lot of people are going to be hurt,” Clements said.
“They’ve all been hurt in the process.
I’ve had a lot of children in my family that have been hit by trains.
They’re not safe.”
The family of the girl told KNBC that the family will be holding a memorial at the station.
“We’re going to miss her.
We’re going, and we’re going for the next two weeks.
And we’re just going to continue to do that,” Robert Klaws said.
He says the girl’s family has been notified.
“Our thoughts are with the family of this young girl,” KCBS reports.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and says it will hold a press conference on Friday.