SAN MATEO(BCN) – A Caltrain passenger died while riding a train Monday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

A crew member on northbound train No. 151 called for medical assistance about 2 p.m. after a passenger was found unresponsive when the train stopped at the Hillsdale station, Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found a 61-year-old man dead on the train, Bartholomew said.

The man couldn’t be removed until the coroner arrived, so train No. 151 was canceled and those passengers were transferred to northbound train No. 155.

Trains single-tracked around train No. 155 until it was removed and the track reopened at about 3:25 p.m.

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Comments (4)
  1. JumpinJackFlash says:

    Caltrain need to replace that seat immediately.

  2. healthcare reformer says:

    We will surely see more of these incidence everywhere in the Bay area, hospitals are horrible when you don’t have insurance, its a nightmare to go to an emergency care or urgent care where you have to wait often more than 12 hours. Most appointments are available only after 2 or 3 months… People in America need to resolve this issue before it hits every family members.

    1. JumpinJackFlash says:

      Healthcare reformer; From what I gather this man knew he is about to die and wants to be found as soon as possible after he is dead. Right?

  3. JaneQPublic says:

    Poor guy. This is just plain sad.