Passenger killed on Caltrain tracksBy Staff
A Caltrain passenger was struck and killed by one of the agency's trains while trying to cross the tracks in Redwood City Wednesday evening, officials said.
Spokesman Jonah Weinberg said that according to witnesses, the victim got off a northbound train around 6 p.m. and walked around "lowered, active, pedestrian crossing arms," to cross the tracks to the southbound platform. The person was struck by a southbound train.
There was no indication the crash was a suicide attempt, Weinberg added.
Caltrain stopped all trains for about 90 minutes while the incident was investigated.
The San Mateo County Coroner has not released the victim's name, nor whether the passenger was a woman or a man, pending notification of next of kin.
Thirteen people have died this year after being struck by Caltrain vehicles. Of those, six have been ruled suicides.
Copyright ©2006 San Francisco Chronicle. Published 10/12/2006.