Caltrain Strikes, Kills Pedestrian In Sunnyvale

SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — Caltrain passengers continued to experience delays Sunday evening in the aftermath of a collision that killed a pedestrian in Sunnyvale.

The northbound Caltrain .439 struck and killed an adult male pedestrian at 4:15 p.m. on the train tracks at Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale, just south of the station, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but Dunn said it appears the man may have deliberately stepped in front of the train.

There were no injuries to the train’s passengers or crew. The passengers were able to board a special northbound train at 5:26 p.m. that ran express to Redwood City and then made all northbound stops.

Southbound tracks were reopened at 5:05 p.m. As of around 6 p.m. northbound trains were running around 20 minutes late and southbound trains around 8 minutes late.

This is the second death on the Caltrain tracks this year. Last year there were 16 fatalities, Dunn said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)


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