Man and dog fatally struck by train in Hayward

January 7, 2013 9:57:08 AM PST
A pedestrian and his dog were killed when an Amtrak train struck the pair in Hayward this morning, a Hayward Fire Department spokesman said.

The fire department received a report of a man hit by a train near Jackson Street at 7:47 a.m., fire spokesman LaShon Earnest said.

When firefighters arrived, they found the man and his dog deceased, he said.

It is believed that the man was walking the dog and pushing a bicycle across the tracks when a southbound Amtrak train hit them, Earnest said.

The train has stopped, and Hayward police remain at the scene.