Medical examiner seeking help to ID man struck by train in Mountain View


Officials from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man struck by a train Friday evening on the Caltrain tracks between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, a medical examiner said Saturday.

Emergency crews responded to the collision with Train 381, an express "Baby Bullet" train carrying 59 passengers, around 6 p.m., Caltrain officials said.

Medical Examiner Patra Albrecht said the man, who appears to be between 25 and 35 years old, was not carrying identification.

Albrecht said he had a black backpack but nothing inside the backpack that could help medical examiners identify him.

"We've run finger prints through local systems and there haven't been any matches," she said. "We're ... hoping somebody will file a missing person report or come forward with information."

Albrecht described the man as probably Hispanic or white with a shaved head and brown eyes. He has no tattoos or other markings, she said.

Anyone with information about his death is urged to call the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office at 408-793-1900, ext. 2.

— Bay City News Service

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4 people like this
Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

Crazy thought. Maybe it's not a good idea to have tons of steel, flying through residential areas at a high rate of speed.

14 people like this
Posted by pay attention
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:53 am

Crazy thought. Maybe a system that's been in place over 160 years is working just fine and the problem lies with the people.

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