Man killed on Caltrain tracks in San Bruno


A man who was killed Monday night on the Caltrain tracks in San Bruno appears to have committed suicide, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

A southbound Union Pacific freight train hit the man at about 7:25 p.m. on the tracks at San Bruno Avenue, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

San Bruno Avenue is a crossing with gates, lights and bells, Dunn said.

The train that hit him was on its way to Santa Clara to pick up freight cars and was not pulling any freight at the time of the incident.

Trains had to single-track around the collision site for about two hours, which caused delays of up to 35 minutes, Dunn said.

The tracks were reopened in both directions at about 9:30 p.m., she said.

The man was the eighth person killed on the Caltrain tracks this year, Dunn said. Five of them have been declared suicides, and three are pending the results of investigations.

Last year, 15 people committed suicide on the tracks, and four died accidentally, Dunn said.

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