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Train strikes man in Palo Alto

Original post made on Feb 19, 2013

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad Co. freight train Monday night north of Churchill Avenue, a Caltrain spokeswoman has said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:24 AM

Comments

Posted by Greg David, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Once again... poor reporting.

The man was not struck by a train. The man committed suicide by stepping in front of a train.

Let's get it right someday.

Trains do not jump off the tracks and pursue people with the intent to kill them. People step in front of trains to commit suicide....



Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Feb 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

The incident the idiot above me is talking about and this one is different. The one he is talking about was tuesday morning, while this was monday night. I know the kid, and believe me it was not suicide.

so Greg David, you get it right.


Posted by Mr. Worldallwrong, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 20, 2013 at 8:54 am

Desperate times, desperate measures, I've lived in MV for decades and don't remember so many suicides on the tracks.