Caltrain Accidents Kill Two Outside Of SF


SAN FRANCISCO—Two people were killed in separate Caltrain accidents just outside of San Francisco on February 23.

A man was struck and killed by a train that was heading out of the city through one of three Caltrain tunnels that leads out of San Francisco. The accident occurred just before 9 p.m.

Monday’s accident was the first involving a Caltrains tunnel in over a year.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and pronounced the male pedestrian dead. Information concerning the man’s identity has been withheld from the public until the his next of kin has been informed of his passing.

The Caltrain locomotive that killed the man was departing to pick up passengers who had been delayed by an earlier accident in Menlo Park.

The accident involved a Caltrain locomotive and a car, occurring just before 5 p.m. Monday. A female occupant of the vehicle was killed in the accident.

Caltrain tunnels are known as places where wandering transients can be found. City officials are aware of the phenomenon, performing regular patrols to clear the tracks of any wayward individuals.

Monday’s second accident is the first death in a San Francisco Caltrain tunnel in over a year.