2 Dead in Berkeley Train Accident near Fourth Street
BERKELEY, CA (September 17, 2019) – Two men died in a train accident involving an Amtrak train near Fourth Street on September 12.
Their identities are still unreleased. According to the authorities, the two men died around 8:09 p.m. on Union Pacific railroad tracks near Fourth Street and Bancroft Way, not far from the Amtrak Station.
According to an Amtrak statement, the Amtrak’s San Joaquin Train 717 en route from Bakersfield to Oakland struck the two men on the tracks.
It’s still unclear why the men stayed on the tracks. The 22 train passengers or crew didn’t suffer any injury. A bus took them to Emeryville and Jack London stations.
The investigation hindered four other trains to be of service. The tracks later reopened.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of the victims.
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