Caltrain death delays trains to Giants game at AT&T Park 

An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed on the Caltrain right-of-way in Burlingame on Wednesday morning.

It was the 12th such fatality this year, and third in roughly two months to delay train service to a Giants game. Giants fans poured out of the San Francisco station arriving late to Wednesday’s 12:45 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates seemingly unaware of the reason for the delay.

“I am happy to be here and going to the game,” said Jack Mudd, a fan getting off the train who expressed regret at the cause of his train’s delay. Mudd said he was unaware of the incident until asked about it.

The woman was struck and killed at about 10 a.m. near the Broadway Caltrain station south of Trousdale  Avenue in Burlingame, according to a statement from Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew.

Trains in both directions were halted right after the incident, but began single-tracking in the area around 11 a.m., with passengers experiencing delays of up to 60 minutes, the statement said.

In June, trespassers were hit by trains twice within two days. A man was struck and killed June 8 at Peninsula Avenue in Burlingame. That incident delayed service to an  afternoon Giants game and canceled a special postgame train. The next day, a man was hit near Bellevue Avenue in San Mateo. Service was delayed to the Giants’ night game.

The cause of Wednesday’s incident has not been identified and the San Mateo County’s Coroner’s Office will release the woman’s identity.

Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said that as far as this particular incident is concerned, the investigation is ongoing and there has been no determination about the cause of the incident.


mbaum@sfexaminer.com

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