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Train victim identified as man in wheelchair

A man in an electric wheelchair was struck and killed by a train on the Caltrain tracks in San Mateo on Thursday afternoon, an agency spokeswoman said.

The man went around the lowered gates and was hit by southbound train No. 264 at Fifth Avenue, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

It was a limited-stop train that left San Francisco around 4:19 p.m. and had stopped at the San Mateo station at 4:42 p.m.

At about 6 p.m., train No. 264 was moved north and its passengers were able to get off, according to Dunn.

Trains were still delayed more than four hours after the man was hit.

This was the 10th Caltrain fatality this year. In 2011, there were 16.

Comments

Posted by Marc M, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

...and you want to put in a HS rail...
Why is it impossible to get timely CalTrain alerts so those of us who are stuck on a stopped train can make alternate travel arrangements ???


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