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Elderly Man Hospitalized After Getting Hit By Caltrain Near Menlo Park Station

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) -- An 82-year-old man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a Caltrain passenger train at the Oak Grove Avenue crossing, Menlo Park police said.

Menlo Park Caltrain strike
Menlo Park Caltrain strike (Menlo Park Fire)

The collision was reported just before noon and officers found the man trapped beneath the train and administered aid until Menlo Park fire crews arrived to take over and free him for transport to the hospital.

There were 15 passengers on the train at the time, but no other injuries were reported.

All trains in the area were temporarily stopped but shortly before 1 p.m. both northbound and southbound tracks were cleared to move. also reported the delay due to a medical emergency.

The Menlo Park Fire Department later confirmed that firefighters were extricating a 70-year-old man who was trapped under the train. The department brought in its Heavy Rescue Unit to assist them.

Air bags were used to lift the train off the victim.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Caltrain announced that southbound 142 was being terminated at Menlo Park and that the next train would accommodate passengers.

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