Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In San Jose

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A pedestrian who was fatally stuck in San Jose by an Amtrak train that was headed to Los Angeles Wednesday morning was a man, a fire captain said.

The fatality was reported at about 10:50 a.m., San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

It was not known exactly where the man was hit, but his body was located on Monterey Road at the intersection of Capitol Expressway. The San Jose Fire Department first reported the body was found at Monterey Road and the Blossom Hill Road overpass.

The Union Pacific tracks remained shut down at around 12:30 p.m., and some 200 people who were on the train were still not being allowed to get off. They were expected to be held on the train until the body was removed, Gutierrez said.

The coroner still had not arrived at about 12:20 p.m.

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  • Mark

    Seriously?!? Passengers not allowed to get off the train? What the #^@< is wrong with the cops? How do innocent victims of this selfish a$$ suddenly become prisoners? This is SO wrong…

  • Rocio N Barry Gibbons

    SO wrong to jump to conclusions.

  • izzy408cal

    WHY CAN’T there be? chain-link fence? this may help avoid more fatality

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