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Amtrak Train Hits Pedestrian Near Oakland Jack London Square

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Amtrak Train at Crossing

An Amtrak train at a railroad crossing. (CBS)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A pedestrian was struck by a San Jose-bound Amtrak train in Oakland Thursday afternoon, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

Capitol Corridor Train No. 535, which was coming from Sacramento, struck the victim just south of the Jack London Square station at about 12:15 p.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

The train, which was carrying 39 passengers and four crewmembers, has stopped while those on board wait for assistance, Graham said.

She said she didn’t have confirmation but that it appears as though the pedestrian was killed.

The coroner’s bureau had not yet arrived at the scene as of 1:30 p.m.

No passengers or crewmembers were injured.

All crewmembers have requested to be relieved of duty, so the train is remaining at the scene until replacement staff arrives, Graham said.

The train was due in San Jose at 1:15 p.m. and it remains unclear when it will arrive.

The passengers were still on the train as of 1:30 p.m., and Graham said they may be transferred to buses if the train is delayed much longer.

No other delays were reported as a result of the collision.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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