Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton


The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton station on Sunday afternoon.

Jerry Cadagan, 76, of Sonora, California, died after being struck by southbound Caltrain No. 802 shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, May 17, county officials said.

Approximately 1,200 people were onboard the train, which experienced a 90-minute delay, Caltrain officials said.

At around 1:30 p.m., the northbound track reopened and trains were single tracking in the area. As of around 5:30 p.m., Caltrain officials said the trains had resumed normal service.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 18, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

My condolences to his family and friends for this tragic death.

I would also note the other silent victims of this death - the train engineer and the fire and police first responders. This is probably not the first such tragedy for either the train engineer or the fire and police first responders - and it will, sadly, not be the last. They must time and time again take their memories home with them and then be ready to serve us the very next day. Please keep them in your thoughts.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on May 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Michael G. Stogner is a registered user.


Well said.

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