Railroad News

Caltrain Hits, Kills Man Near San Mateo Station

(San Mateo, California – April 8, 2011)

Eric Roof, 23, of San Mateo, died early Friday morning when he was struck by Caltrain No. 108 about 1:00 A.M. just north of the 25th Avenue railroad crossing near San Mateo’s Hillsdale station. The train carried 62 passengers and was delayed an hour while police investigated the tragedy. Roof is the fifth Caltrain fatality thus far this year. In 2010, a total of 11 fatalities were suffered on Caltrain’s railroad tracks.