Man died trying to help save man on Caltrain tracks

January 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
ABC7 News has learned that the man struck and killed by a Caltrain earlier this week was trying to help another man off the tracks.

Philip Scholz, 35, of Pleasanton was hit at the Santa Clara station Monday night.

Investigators looked at surveillance video. They say Scholz reached for the man on the tracks and both were hit by an express train. Scholz died on the tracks.

The other victim remains in the hospital with multiple fractures. He is not yet able to talk to investigators.


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