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Man struck, killed by Caltrain Saturday

Both tracks re-opened at 2:30 p.m.

A middle-aged man was struck and killed by a train at the California Avenue Caltrain station in Palo Alto Saturday morning.

At about 10:55 a.m., northbound train No. 801, a Baby Bullet express train, hit the unidentified man at the station, spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said.

It was the 14th fatality on Caltrain property this year.

About 320 passengers were aboard the train, which was not scheduled to stop at that station. At 12:19 p.m., those passengers were transferred to northbound train No. 429, she said.

Train service was temporarily suspended in both directions during the initial response by emergency personnel, she said. At 11:50 a.m., trains began single-tracking at reduced speeds through the area.

Both tracks were re-opened by 2:30 p.m., Bartholomew said.

San Mateo County Transit Police are leading the investigation, Bartholomew said. Following a complete investigation, the Santa Clara County Coroner will determine the official cause of death.

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with this man's family.


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Posted by Marty estkowski
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Greg, I wish I could have helped you. You were my high school friend and I will miss your wine and music. You were a talented man and I will always treasure my memories playing guitars, skiing and fishing. My friend, I will see you someday a few years from now. God is with you, I know that.


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