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Coroner identifies man killed by Caltrain Monday

Redwood City resident Charles Fulk, 52, hit by train in San Mateo

The San Mateo County coroner's office this morning identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Caltrain tracks in San Mateo on Monday evening as Redwood City resident Charles Fulk.

Fulk, 52, was struck by southbound Caltrain No. 266 near the Hayward Park Station at about 5:15 p.m.

The victim had been mistakenly identified as a woman in an earlier report.

None of the train's passengers were injured, but trains were delayed by up to an hour afterward, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The southbound tracks were reopened by about 7 p.m., at which time trains were operating in both directions at full speed. The death remains under investigation.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by DThomas
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

The coroner is right on top of his game. Was this the same guy who took Simon Picon's heart to investigate it after the young man died mysteriously?
How did the orgiginal report manage to identify the victim of the train accident as a woman?
Are we sure he is the right person for this job?
Locals are so picky normally.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Dthomas:

have you ever seen what a body looks like after it has been hit by a train?


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Posted by DThomas
a resident of another community
on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:08 am

Yeah.
I can tell a dress from a shirt too.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:27 am

DThomas:

clearly you haven't seen it. I have. It was all but impossible to tell at the scene what gender it was. About all you could tell was it was human - hand over there, a leg over there, clothing shredded.... you get the picture.


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