Caltrain Service Resumes in SJ After Man Struck, Killed

Caltrain service south of Blossom Hill Station in San Jose has resumed after a man was struck and killed by a train Monday evening in an apparent suicide, Caltrain officials said.

The man was struck by southbound Caltrain #156 south of the Blossom Hill Station at about 5:15 p.m., according to Caltrain. None of the 150 passengers on board the train were injured.

Caltrain service south of the station was suspended until about 6:50 p.m., when the train involved in the collision continued with the passengers still on board. It arrived in Gilroy at about 7:20 p.m., Caltrain officials said.

The man's death is the seventh fatality on Caltrain tracks this year. Most deaths on train tracks are suicides, Caltrain officials said.

There are 24-hour hotlines available nationwide for anyone coping with depression or suicidal thoughts.

The Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance provides regional 24-hour hotlines for suicidal individuals. In Alameda County the number is 800-309-2131, in Contra Costa County it's 800-833-2900, in Marin County 415-499-1100, in San Francisco 415-781-0500 and in San Mateo County it's 650-579-0359.

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