Two Men Killed by Trains In Unrelated Incidents

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Two men have been struck and killed by trains in West Berkeley since Thursday in unrelated incidents, leading to increased concern by railway officials.

In the first incident, a man was killed by an Amtrak train after reportedly jumping in front of the train Thursday morning in West Berkeley, said Amtrak spokesperson Vernae Graham.

The victim's identity has not been released and Union Pacific Railroad Police are in the process of investigating the incident.

In the second incident, a Richmond resident was struck by Capitol Corridor train 147 near Gilman Street in West Berkeley, according to Amtrak spokesperson Karina Romero.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau identified the man as 52-year-old Richard Collins.

The coroner's bureau said Collins most likely mistook the Capitol Corridor train for a slow-moving freight train on a parallel set of tracks, according to a Bay City News report.

In both incidents, passengers on the trains did not report any injuries and were bussed to their destinations, Amtrak officials said.

Romero said the incidents were unrelated.

Four train collisions involving pedestrians have occurred in the Bay Area since Thursday.

Romero said the number of collisions in Northern California over the past week exceeds that of other regions in the country.

"We are very concerned about the number in Northern California," she said.


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