Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road in Palo Alto


A train struck and killed an adult male at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed.

Southbound Caltrain No. 802 hit the man around 12:45 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Jayme Ackemann said.

Due to track work being done by VTA in Mountain View, the train involved was moving through a crossover to begin single tracking through the work site at the time of the incident, Ackemann said. As a result, both tracks were shut down as of about 1:30 p.m. and until about 3:20 p.m. The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office was called to the scene.

VTA set up a bus bridge in the northbound and southbound directions for passengers between the downtown Mountain View and California Avenue Caltrain stations; it was cancelled as of about 3:20 p.m. Trains are continuing to operate north and south of the incident site, Ackemann said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.


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