Man Killed After Being Struck by ACE Train

The collision occurred around 4:45 p.m., according police officials. ACE officials say they do not anticipate any delays for the morning commute as a result of the collision.

LIVERMORE, Ca: 1300 block of Railroad Avenue in Livermore Map Courtesy: Google Maps
LIVERMORE, Ca: 1300 block of Railroad Avenue in Livermore Map Courtesy: Google Maps
Police officials confirm a man was killed after he was hit by a train late this afternoon after he was trespassing on the tracks in the 1300 block of Railroad Avenue.

ACE Train spokesperson Thomas Reeves told Patch that a man who had been on the tracks was a "trespasser."

"ACE 04 struck a trespasser who was on the tracks just before 5 pm. All trains are late but on their way back home this evening. No delays anticipated for tomorrow."

Officer Traci Rebiejo says that around 4:45 p.m., Livermore Police responded to a 911 call reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by the train.

"Officers responded and found a man who was deceased after being hit by a train," Rebiejo said.

Livermore Pleasanton fire officials say the man appeared to have been "walking his bicycle across the tracks at the time of the incident."

"Truck 96 was first on scene and found a victim deceased on the side of the train tracks," Battalion Chief Jack Neiman-Kimel said. "The train had stopped further down the tracks for further assessment.  We were unable to determine the age of the male victim. The victim was deceased on impact and the case was turned over to Livermore PD and the Alameda County Coroner."

The identity of the pedestrian has not yet been released. The train was shut down during the incident, causing delays for rush hour commuters trying to get home, according to posts on the Altamont Commuter Express Facebook page.

If anyone has information or witnessed the collision, they are encouraged to call the Livermore Police Department at 925-580-9665.

Cassie January 22, 2014 at 01:02 AM
I remember seeing a PulsePoint alert for Railroad & N P St at about that time...looks like it was 4:47 and listed as "Traffic Collision" followed by "Medical Emergency" on Railroad at 5:03. I take the #12 WHEELS bus to the transit center going in that direction and was riding at the time. I see people walking along the ACE tracks on a near daily basis as I walk to/from the transit center. What a tragedy.
TrueRealist January 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM
The tragedy is that the conductor had to witness the impact. It was either a suicide or Darwin Award recipient. Huge train, flashing lights, loud horn and he accidentally walks on the tracks? Doubtful.
Maurice Duenas January 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Even worst is that going in that direction the engineer is in the cab car which is eye level to the tracts, instead of in the engine way up high when it goes to San Jose
Bent Cedar January 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM
I was at the ACE Livermore station when it happened and the police responded within minutes to the incident. Whether suicide or accident, it is a tragedy that someone lost their life and that conductor will probably be affected for the rest of his life.
Becky January 22, 2014 at 01:31 PM
I don't think someone would take their bike if they were trying to kill themselves. Whether it was a momentary lapse of attention, or a 20 year hiatus from reality, it's very sad.
Bryon Bruce January 22, 2014 at 02:03 PM
A person said,"the train was going 74 mph on impact". What is the commute train safe speed?
Kristian M Zoerhoff January 22, 2014 at 04:52 PM
The speed limit on that stretch of track is, if I remember correctly, 79 MPH. That's set according to Federal Rail Administration rules, based on track conditions and signal capabilities.
Becky January 22, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Wow, that train takes off fast, doesn't it. And still, when ACE came here, nobody beefed up the fences, or installed pedestrian crossings. They just came out and gave someone a citation for $6000. Maybe they'll fine the dead guy. So much for Livermore being one of the greatest places to live.
Becky January 22, 2014 at 09:26 PM
But, hey. We've gotta save money for the Regional Theater.
LL January 23, 2014 at 07:13 PM
On that particular section of track, the train does not travel very fast. And they blast their horns starting at Murrieta and Stanley. All the way to the station. Plenty of time to get out of the way. Something must have been going on with the guy.
Sandy Valputic Ohlson January 23, 2014 at 07:43 PM
On one sectoon of track speeds are typically 74-79mph but where yhe impact occurred they were already slowing for the approach to tge Livermore station and were going about 60. Tge engineer started sounding the horn and absolutely laid on it nonstop. There is no way this guy did bot see it coming.
Livermore 30+ years January 23, 2014 at 08:49 PM
Are there any updates to this story? My husband and I saw a man hanging around the tracks about 45 mins prior to accident. Just wondering if it might be him.
Sophie January 23, 2014 at 09:11 PM
My guess is that he had headphones in and was not paying attention. Unlikely it was suicide-he wouldn't have had his bike.
LL January 24, 2014 at 08:22 PM
agklm1 January 26, 2014 at 01:37 AM
did anyone see any news of this in the daily paper?
Terry January 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Deceased was a student of Los Positas Golf Youth Program. He couldn't recover from being victimized by his pediphile coach. Why does city of Livermore own a golf course anyhow? Lets put coach on train tracks and sell tickets for collision. Proceeds go to other victims counseling fees but watching execution will maybe give victims closure they need to rebuild their lives. I am a beautiful person. I love you.
Rat Troll January 27, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Very strange that this was not covered by any news outlets. . .
Maureen Hamm January 27, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Dear Patch Editor Autumn Johnson, we would very much like an update on this story of the man who died on the tracks in our neighborhood the other day. Who was he? Thank you for your help.
Mama Tex January 27, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Update on the deceased please!!!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Although I understand wanting an update, we do not yet have the information about the victim. It can take time to not only ID someone but also notify the next-of-kin (which is the priority for the county) before the name can be released. As soon as we have an update, we will post a story.
patty robins January 27, 2014 at 03:38 PM
our local paper has the worst local news information ....Patch and San Jose Mercury News does a much better job....you can go online to SJ Mercury news and ask for breaking news information from a specific area and it comes on your computer. We have used it for a llong time now....MUCH better for the whole NOW story ....THAT and Patch.
Such Troll January 27, 2014 at 03:46 PM
I love the Patch, however, Autumn Johnson "(Editor)" has began deleting comments at her own discretion. This is a clear indication of bias journalism. I speak my mind and if it is something she doesn't agree with she deletes it. I have read the "rules" and have followed them. Still Johnson feels the need to single me out. Why? cause they call me a troll, well guess what Johnson, trolls have feelings too.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 06:40 PM
Officials Identify Man Struck by ACE Train http://livermore.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/officials-identify-man-struck-by-ace-train
Such Troll January 27, 2014 at 07:08 PM
@ Terry, you were way off man.


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