Woman killed by downtown train is ID'd
Original post made on Oct 15, 2008
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on Oct 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm
Commuters should not need to cross tracks at grade to catch a train. It is very tempting to run across the track if you are afraid of missing a train. A pedestrian bridge is urgently needed at this station.
My sympathies to this unfortunate woman's family.
on Oct 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm
I arrived at the Mountain View station around 7:30 PM on the 1st train from San Jose after the accident, and saw the victim still lying in the Southbound tracks with cops hovering over her. It's disturbing enough to witness that, even more so to think she was lying there for 1 1/2 hours in plain sight of all commuters and passers-by.
Can someone confirm if it was really the victim who was lying there, or had they removed her body and that was a police employee "fill-in" to help reenact the accident? The cops were shooing people away and even so I wasn't in the mood to ask those kind of questions.
My sympathies to the family of the victim.
on Oct 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
No Debbie that was the real body... bodys can only be touched or moved by the coroner... so yes that was the body the police were hovering over...