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Man Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Hayward

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An Amtrak train struck and killed a man on Wednesday in Hayward. Officials are investigating the accident. The man has not yet been identified but but officials confirmed he had been walking along the tracks off Meekland Ave. and Paseo Grande.

For reasons unknown, he did not move out of the path of the train, said Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency crews arrive at the accident scene at 3:38 p.m.

It appears the man was waking south on the tracks with his back to the train. He was struck about 75 feet beyond a railroad crossing gate on Paseo Grande.

The California Highway Patrol, also on the scene, reports the man’s shoe was found in the center of the road, 15 feet from his body.

None of the 20 passengers or staff members on the Amtrak Capital Corridor Train were injured.

The accident added to delays throughout Amtrak’s system — another train earlier in the day was involved in a separate fatal accident in Richmond. A shuttle bus was used to transport the 20 passengers to its Hayward station, where they were scheduled to board a train traveling southbound, Graham said.