Caltrain Fatality Near Poplar Ave.

This is the second person killed on the tracks in as many days.

For the second day in a row, a Caltrain train has struck and killed a person on the tracks in Burlingame.

The collision took place about 4:30 p.m. today near Bellevue and Poplar avenues, just north of the Burlingame station.

The train was southbound train No. 362, according to Caltrain spokesperson Christine Dunn. Significant delays are expected, and once again Giants fans planning on taking the train to tonight's game should make other arrangements, she said.

Dunn said trains are stopped between the Millbrae and Hillsdale stations and a bus bridge is being set up to get passengers around that stretch. 

The is the second Caltrain fatality in as many days; yesterday, a man was in Burlingame, about a half mile from this fatality. That person has not yet been identified.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Don Frances June 10, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Thanks Peter for the clarification. I got the original "near Poplar Ave." based on unconfirmed reports from the scene (mainly Twitter feeds), and wasn't exactly sure about the layout. Now I am!
Anjessello June 10, 2011 at 11:46 PM
Hey, if the train is in motion at 75mph, then every one on the train is traveling at 75mph?
DanC June 11, 2011 at 02:27 AM
Railroads and railroad crossings have been around for 100s of years. This is as safe as you're going to get. Just because suicides by train are on the upswing doesn't mean we must take extra safety measures. If you want to kill yourself by train, you'll find a way.
Anjessello June 11, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Hey, what I really wanted to say is that Caltrains usually doesn't want anyone ot know about the fatalities because they think it will make them look bad. So they try to sweep it under the carpet and move on. That's why hardly can find out
Woodrow Johnston September 24, 2011 at 05:39 AM
http://sanmateo.patch.com/blog_posts/no-its-your-listening-thats-too-loud You guys should read this article.


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