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Pedestrian hit, killed by Caltrain

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train in San Mateo yesterday evening, leading to delays of up to an hour, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

The pedestrian, identified as Redwood City resident Charles Fulk, 52, was struck by southbound Caltrain No. 266 at about 5:15 p.m. on the tracks north of the Hayward Park station, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

 

None of the train’s passengers were injured, but trains were delayed by up to an hour after the accident, Dunn said. 

After the pedestrian was hit, trains were running in both directions on the northbound track at reduced speeds.

The southbound tracks were reopened by about 7 p.m., at which time trains were operating in both directions at full speed, Dunn said. 

BART and San Mateo Country Transit vehicles were also accepting Caltrain tickets yesterday due to the delays.

There have been six fatalities on the Caltrain right of way this year. Last year, there were 19, the second-highest number since the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board took over the operation in 1992.