SAN MATEO (CBS SF) - A man in an electric wheelchair was struck and killed by a train on the Caltrain tracks in San Mateo Thursday afternoon, an agency spokeswoman said.
The man went around the lowered gates and was hit by southbound train No. 264 at Fifth Avenue, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.
It was a limited-stop train that left San Francisco around 4:19 p.m. and had stopped at the San Mateo station at 4:42 p.m.
At about 6 p.m., train No. 264 was moved north and its passengers were able to get off, according to Dunn.
Trains were still delayed more than four hours after the man was hit. As an alternative, BART was accepting Caltrain tickets.
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