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Woman killed by train in possible suicide

Original post made on May 4, 2009

A woman apparently committed suicide this morning after sitting on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto just north of Mountain View's San Antonio train station, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 4, 2009, 1:14 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by karen mcadams, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

how horrible. how many deaths are attributable to the train? why cant these trains be undergrounded? It creeps me out to get on the train after one of these incidents.

Posted by lucy, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Yes, underground trains, let's raise our taxes more. Brilliant.

Posted by kanan krishnan, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm

real sad. as sad as it appears, it is impossible to stop this kind of thing when a person decides to end life this way. i don't want to appear mean and silly, but why did this person choose a monday instead of week-end.

Posted by gsb, a resident of Castro City
on May 4, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Karen said: how many deaths are attributable to the train?

They are committing suicide. It's not the trains that are going after the people.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Waverly Park
on May 4, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Why on Monday and not on the week end? Depression is not a "week end only" sickness.

Posted by Singh, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 5, 2009 at 8:58 am

What's going on? I just heard on T.V of another fatality on the train tracks in Palo Alto. Two days in a row? I think this recession is affecting us. This is the aftermath of our lovely ex-President Bush.

Posted by mom, a resident of Jackson Park
on May 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

GSB....You're funny!!!!!!!

Posted by MV resident, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm


The highest number of fatalities by Caltrain, almost all suicides, was 20 in 1995. Who was president in 1995? Do you blame your man Clinton for those suicides? Weren't times great then? Why were people jumping in front of times when life was so grand in the era of Before W?

Posted by Singh, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 5, 2009 at 11:57 pm




1. In 1995 were any of those fatalities "two days in a row"?

2. 2009 has just begun.... damn, settle down.

3. As a matter of fact, Clinton was one of our better presidents, and was president from 1993 - 2001. How many fatalities were in 2002?

4. I don't know why there were so many fatalities in 1995, I really doubt it was because of Clinton.

P.S. You sound like a defensive nut.

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