CALTRAIN HITS TRUCK, KILLS DRIVER

A pick-up truck parked on railroad tracks was struck by a northbound Caltrain in San Mateo, CA, near the intersection of Ninth and South Railroad Avenues. According to official reports, the railroad crossing arms we're down at the crossing and the police are still investigating why the pick-up truck drove around the crossing arms and onto the tracks. The fifty-year old driver of the pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene. No one on Caltrain was injured, but the accident delayed train service for several hours. Train accidents may be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from conductor error to track and equipment failure. These types of accidents may cause fatal injuries, burns, spinal and brain injuries, and paralysis.

The accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008 as the Caltrain approached northbound in San Mateo. The pick-up was straddled across the northbound tracks and was dragged by the train for nearly 200 yards. The Caltrain commute was delayed, as investigators tried to determine why the pick-up truck was parked on the railroad tracks. Caltrains approaching the San Mateo area we're instructed to return to San Francisco and San Jose.

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Posted in Law Post Date 11/22/2015


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