Posted by chelle, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Mar 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm
This was a tragic event. However, I do not know why this headline refers to a "bicyclist". This man left his bike at Axis, at the corner of Ravenswood and Alma, where he had been sitting for a while before this incident. He was not cycling anywhere when this happened, nor was he walking his bike across the tracks when he was struck.
Posted by Member, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Mar 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm
The Almanac and its writer should be taken to task for this very, very misleading headline. I know someone who witnessed this. The young man deliberately threw himself under the train. His bike was across the street.
Don't your reporters talk with the police? The title implies the train struck the individual while he was biking, when in fact the train had started to pull out of the MP station and the individual approached the train several cars behind the engine.
Shame on you, Almanac, Sandy Brundage and Michelle Le for trying to sensationalize this tragic incident.
Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community, on Mar 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm
Thank you "Member" The entire article is shameless and bogus storytelling rather than journalism.
The bike was left behind and that's why it "did not seem dented." Eyewitnesses said the victim was not riding or walking with the bike...he had left it behind.
Were these irresponsible "journalists" distorting this sad suicide to imply commuter rail (hence, HSR) is unsafe? This is a terrible story, but clearly a person has to make an effort to subvert the multiple safety measures at this station to get in front of a train.
Reporters: Is this what you went to journalism for? How do you look in the mirror?
Do we get rid of the Golden Gate Bridge, and any future bridge, because of the tragic suicides that have occurred there?
Shameless stirring a political pot -- standard in this area.