The man killed by a Caltrain Monday morning in Menlo Park has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's office as Stephen Lahane, 66, of Menlo Park.
Both northbound and southbound trains were delayed following the collision, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.
The accident occurred at 8:38 a.m. when southbound Baby Bullet train No. 322 struck a pedestrian on the tracks between Encinal and Glenwood avenues, Dunn reported. There is no pedestrian crossing in the area, she said.
Lahane reportedly stepped out onto the tracks from a grove of nearby trees as the train approached, according to Lt. David Triolo of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department transit police bureau.
The train had stopped in Redwood City and was two blocks from its next stop at the Menlo Park station, so it would not have been traveling at its top speed of 79 miles per hour, Dunn said. The train was slowing and sounding its horn as it approached the station, Triolo said.
Trains were briefly stopped in both directions as emergency personnel responded to the area, and then trains single-tracked through the area for two hours. The southbound tracks were reopened as of 10:15 a.m., Dunn said.
It was the fourth fatality on the Caltrain tracks this year, Dunn reported..
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