Person fatally struck by Amtrak train Monday afternoon

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An Amtrak logo is seen on the side of a passenger train on the platform at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The head of Amtrak warned Congress that some passenger rail service outside the Northeast corridor will be

A person was struck by a train in Hayward on Monday afternoon and was killed, according to authorities.

A spokesperson for Amtrak Police confirmed that a person was struck around 2:20 p.m. after “trespassing on the track” of train #541 from Sacramento to San Jose. 

Though Amtrak could not confirm the condition of the person struck, Alameda County Fire said the collision is being investigated as a fatality. 

Amtrak said there were no injuries reported to any of the 69 passengers on board or the crew.

Authorities are investigating the collision. 

California Highway Patrol responded to the collision as well but could not immediately be reached for comment. Initial reports from CHP suggested the pedestrian was on a bicycle. 


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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.