Woman Killed By SamTrans Bus In Palo Alto

PALO ALTO (BCN) – A woman who was struck and killed by a San Mateo County Transit District bus in Palo Alto Thursday morning was identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office as Sheena Marie Barker.

Barker, 52, of Cupertino, was struck by the bus as it was going south on Webster Street toward University Avenue, police said.

Barker was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing hospital scrubs and is a traveling nurse who works at various hospitals in the area, Palo Alto police Lt. Sandra Brown said.


She was struck near the Lytton Gardens senior community, but Brown did not know if that’s where Barker was headed.

The driver of the SamTrans bus was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Redwood City to be treated for hypertension. There were two passengers on the bus at the time, police said.

University Avenue was closed in both directions between Middlefield Road and Cowper Road for more than five hours while Palo Alto police and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Transit Police Bureau investigated the death.

The roadway reopened at about 3:50 p.m., Brown said.

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