Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train Near Smith Street

Accident caused traffic to back up at various locations along Union Pacific Railroad line.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train near Smith Street in Union City Sunday morning.

The collision was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks about 75 yards away from Smith Street, Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt said.

The victim was walking in the middle of the train tracks away from the northbound train, Hunt said. The person, who was wearing a dark hoodie, made no effort to move from the tracks when the train crew sounded the horn and tried to stop, he said.

The train struck the pedestrian, who was declared dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

According to Hunt, trains usually travel between 20 and 50 mph through the area. He said a train traveling at 40 mph would take about three-quarters to a mile to come to a complete stop and that train crews sounded the horn for "quite some time."

Members of the train crew are receiving peer counseling, Hunt said.

"It has definitely impacted our train crew," Hunt said. "What the family and friends must be going through must be terrible."

The Sunday morning accident caused delays along some of Union City's main thoroughfares.

As of 2 p.m., roads were still blocked off on Dyer Street between Alvarado-Niles Road and Alvarado Boulevard and at Alvarado Boulevard near Lowry Road on the Union City-Fremont border.

— Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

ladyredd November 24, 2011 at 12:34 AM
this saturday texasroad house in union city is holding a car wash fundraiser in memory n donation for enriques from 10 am untill ???? whose every able to make it washing ur car or not nethng will help! n especialy if it rains its a good cause n we'll all still be there... n for ITSONLYME for u to judge or make ne type of comment shame on u god dnt bless whom dat judge straight up... n nebody whose nebody if ur young n its raining of course who whouldnt take a short cut... im for my friend enrique all the way so for u ITSONLYME REALLY COMMON TO DAT!
Mayra Zamora November 29, 2011 at 01:53 AM
how can you say something like that you didnt know my brother nor have taken the time to ask about him Fool you are to even say my brother comitted suicide
patricia holt December 05, 2011 at 08:32 PM
prayers to the family of this young man.. i understand your pain.. my son was also hit and killed by a train.. 1 week after this incident.. very similar .. crossing the tracks, hoodie up, earphones in.. he never looked up.. again i am so sorry for your loss.. my son used to say, see with your heart not your eyes.. i live by that now, and i see my son every day..
patricia holt December 05, 2011 at 08:38 PM
Rest In Peace angels...Enrique Zamora Cisneros, 20.... Brandal Dustin Shepard, 21... and all the other young people tragically taken in such a horrible way...
Linda Sanchez December 05, 2011 at 10:19 PM
@Patricia Holt my deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of your son, Brandal Dustin....Along with my nephew Enrique Zamora Cisneros they are now with God watching over us and will always be remembered as two young intelligent, fun loving guys who lived life to the fullest extent of their early years. No one should judge or even attempt to make such comments of suicide when they don't even know the circumstances or the people involved....these are lives that they are making statements about when they should just be concerned about their own actions. To the rude comments above take a real look at yourselves, are you really any better?


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