An Amtrak train hit and killed a 30-year-old man in Berkeley on Nov. 22.
Witness to Berkeley train fatalities: ‘I looked around and they were gone’
Two men were killed by an Amtrak train as they stood on the tracks and waited for a freight train to pass. It was something they had done dozens of times, but the action went horribly awry Thursday.
Train strikes and kills two people
The collision happened near the Amtrak station off University Avenue.
Man dies after being struck by train on Berkeley tracks
A man died on Saturday Dec. 3, after being struck by a train at Addison Street and the train track, according to Berkeley Police. Image: Google Maps A train struck and killed a man in Berkeley on Saturday at 3:15 p.m., according to Berkeley police. Traffic in the area was delayed as a result. The […]
Man suspected of carjacking crashes into house; flees towards oncoming train
A suspected carjacker crashed this stolen car into a house on Sixth Street, then fled on foot to the railroad tracks, where he was arrested. Photo: Berkeley Police Berkeley police have arrested a man who allegedly carjacked a car from the North Berkeley BART station, raced through Berkeley, crashed the car into a house in […]
BPD: Driver in stalled RV escaped to safety before train hit
A train struck a stalled RV on Thursday evening. Photo: Citizen reporter Authorities responded to West Berkeley on Thursday evening after an Amtrak train struck an RV that had stalled on the tracks near Bancroft Way and Fourth Street. One person, who was able to get out of the RV before it was hit by the […]
Man injured after being struck by train on Berkeley tracks
A man was transported to Highland Hospital after being struck by an Amtrak train on the morning of Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016. Photo: Ariel Nava An eastbound Amtrak train struck a man who was on the train tracks near West Berkeley’s Gilman crossing Tuesday morning at around 9:30 a.m., according to Union Pacific spokesman Francisco […]
Wavy Gravy and the fish
Our post on the Berkeley mural treasure hunt prompted Berkeleysider Ira Serkes to share this photo he took of “Berkeley institution” Wavy Gravy sitting in front of the mural depicting him holding a fish at the Berkeley Amtrak Station dedication in 2008. Naturally, he was holding a fish. Earlier that day, Ira had run into Gravy at […]