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Man struck, killed by Caltrain

Southbound train strikes man near San Antonio station in Mountain View

A southbound Caltrain struck and killed a male Wednesday night on the tracks south of the San Antonio station in Mountain View, according to a Caltrain spokeswoman.

The man was struck at about 6:50 p.m. on June 1, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. The incident remains under investigation and officials had not yet determined whether this was an intentional act, she said.

The 400 passengers about train No. 382, which operates on Caltrain's Baby Bullet express service and makes select stops, were

transferred another train that will continue south to the San Jose Diridon station.

Dunn said a bus was provided for passengers on the following Baby Bullet train, No. 386, which was scheduled to reach the Sunnyvale station at 7:21 p.m.

Both tracks in the area of the incident were closed as of 8:30 p.m.

This is the seventh fatality on the Caltrain tracks this year, of which three were determined to be suicides and three remain under

investigation. Last year there were 11 fatalities.

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Posted by Random Driver
a resident of another community
on Jun 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I just happened to be driving by on Alma right when the first 1-2 police cars and firetruck had gotten there(around 6:51 p.m.) and could tell right away that someone had been killed. This is the second time I've seen/driven by a train-related fatality on Alma, and I can't imagine how hard it must be for the first responders and family members of this man. I wish there was an easy solution to this problem, my condolences go out to the family and friends of the man who was killed.


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