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Pleasanton Man Dies After Being Struck by Caltrain

The man was struck by a train and killed Monday evening, causing delays that lasted for hours.

By Beatrice Karnes

The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed by Caltrain in Santa Clara Monday evening as Philip Scholz, 35, of Pleasanton.

The Coroner’s Office told Patch that a determination has not been made as to whether the death was accidental or a suicide.

A second person was hit along with Scholz. That person survived and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Information about that person’s identity and condition are not available.

The two victims were hit by the train at 5:30 p.m. just north of the Santa Clara train station. Ridership was light Monday evening because of the MLK holiday, but delays were still being reported at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday night in Livermore, a man was struck and killed by an ACE train.

Related article: Man Killed After Being Struck by ACE Train


Rob Feight January 26, 2014 at 03:42 AM
There needs to be a memorial put on Nvidia's home site for Philip. I'm going to contact the main office to try to get this done. I implore anyone who feels like this man is a hero and deserves to be remembered, to do the same. Here's the number to the office in Santa Clara, Corporate Headquarters. Let's get this guy's family the honor he deserves. Tel: 1+ (408) 486-2000 (If you're not comfortable calling, here's an email: Info@nvidia.com) Thank you.
Autumn Johnson January 28, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Pleasanton Man Died a Hero Trying to Save Suicidal Man http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/pleasanton-man-died-a-hero-trying-to-save-suicidal-man_fee84c13

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