Caltrain fatally strikes pedestrian in San Jose

Bay City News
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Northbound Caltrain trains have resumed service after being delayed this morning when a man was killed on the tracks in San Jose in an apparent suicide, an agency spokeswoman said.

At about 6:40 a.m., Caltrain No. 217 struck the man on the tracks near Emado Avenue, located near Coyote Creek Park, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

A preliminary investigation indicated he took his own life, Dunn said.

The northbound No. 217, which departed from Gilroy at 6:07 a.m. carrying 160 passengers, was authorized to move at 8:30 a.m. to San Jose, where riders were permitted to depart and board other trains, Dunn said.

Five northbound trains experienced delays this morning as authorities investigated the man's death, she said.

The fatality was the fourth on a Caltrain right-of-way already this year compared to 10 all of last year. On average, there are about 12 fatalities each year on the agency's tracks, Caltrain officials said.