Man Killed When Caltrain Strikes Vehicle On Tracks In Palo Alto

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A man thought to be in his 60s died when a vehicle was struck by a commuter train in Palo Alto Friday evening, according to Caltrain.

The vehicle was struck by northbound train No. 277 at Charleston Road at 5:57 p.m., Caltrain officials said.

At 6:43 p.m. they reported that one fatality had been confirmed.

The tracks have been cleared, according to Caltrain, but delays from 30 to 74 minutes were reported for some trains.

A bus bridge was temporarily set up between the San Antonio and California Avenue train stations.

The death was the Caltrain’s 11th fatality of 2016.

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  1. Old people really should not be driving. They can take the bus or walk with a cane, but these old farties need to stop acting like they can still drive. Once people are past 50, they need to get in an Uber and be driven around.

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