FATAL VTA CRASH:  2 people die in VTA light rail train-car collision in San Jose
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FATAL VTA CRASH: 2 people die in VTA light rail train-car collision in San Jose

October 12, 2019


A CAR IN SAN JOSE. THANKS FOR JOINING US…..I’M BRIAN HACKNEY. AND I’M JULIETTE GOODRICH. THE COLLISION HAPPENED AT LINCOLN AND AUZERAIS AVENUES TODAY. LET’S GET RIGHT TO KPIX-5’S KATIE NIELSEN WHO’S AT THE SCENE. KATIE? WITNESSES TOLD ME IT LOOKED LIKE THE CAR TRIED TO BEAT THE VTA LIGHTRAIL TRAIN WHEN IT WAS HIT, KILLING BOTH PEOPLE INSIDE. A SURVEILANCE CAMERA AT NEARBY HAPA’S BREWERY CAUGHT THE WHOLE CRASH. ((**mandatory video burn: Hapa’s Brewing**)) IF YOU LOOK AT THIS SURVEILANCE VIDEO, SIG OUT A BUS BRIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO

29 Comments

  • Reply Mcfishy First July 9, 2018 at 12:16 am

    #THANKStrump

  • Reply Deja July 9, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Rip

  • Reply Pamela Turner July 9, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Horrific.Never ever try to outrun a train.Deepest sympathy for the families.

  • Reply dennysm91 July 9, 2018 at 12:51 am

    Anyone trying to outrun a train does not get my sympathy. I hope the train driver's emotional state is okay after hitting a brainless human.

  • Reply I_will_get_you There July 9, 2018 at 12:57 am

    My sympathy for the families. Driver made a bad mistake and Darwin spoke.

  • Reply MrColdwatercanyon July 9, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Deadly

  • Reply jd5179 July 9, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Darwinism

  • Reply motakitty July 9, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Those guards aren't for me right. Play stupid games get stupid rewards.

  • Reply Jason Koopman July 9, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Nobody deserves to get annihilated by a train unless you've done an awful lot of bad things in your life. Always remember our lives are often defined by one two or maybe three really bad moments that can occur out of nowhere. The key is doing everything in your power to minimize those events from ever happening. Study hard the mistakes of others; you can get through life better by not having to always learn things the hard way. Many times as in this case you'll not be allowed a second chance or a do-over. May god bless the 25 year old female that died(I was listening to the police scanner as it occurred) and whomever the other occupant was also; most likely they had a lot of life left to go also.

  • Reply Gas Mask July 9, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I hope the airbags are safe. We can recycle them.

  • Reply Bret Martin July 9, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Darwin wins. Always. Don't do stupid stuff, it never turns out well.

  • Reply fran farrell July 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    There should be zero grade level crossings of light rail and roads.
    More than 100 years since commuter rail made suburbs possible.
    Clean up your act you city planning morans.

  • Reply Minh Luu July 9, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I say this over and over again. Currently there is no cure for stupidity. I watch the footage a few time. Are you kidding me. Trying to out run a train when the train is almost in front of you!!

  • Reply HTTR Hail to the rainbows July 10, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Trains light rails are dangerous and (need better) instant breaking.. But this car just didn't stop or see the train.

  • Reply Wayne Alan July 10, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Instead of sensationalizing in the title to this article and video, Tell it up front "Car drives through crossing gate is hit by Light Rail. People in car DIE"

  • Reply IAN EDWARDS July 10, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Inpatient Africans

  • Reply MAKE MY DAY July 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The Jaws of Life… to pry the dead out of the tin can.. This driver will NEVER do that again..!!

  • Reply Ocean Man July 10, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Omg i didnt know this happened yesterday im in san jose but i dont see any accidents i was so scared today but good thing i was not on that train

  • Reply fate241 July 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Dumb fucks!!! those 2 idiots deserved it for being so stupid. What more is there to know?? We saw it on the video clear as day, those fuckers were probably smoking marijuana and figured that a train track was a clear road to drive through probably bunch of airhead millenials. No sympathy here.

  • Reply MrSquareart July 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    WOW!!! too many people doing this more and more!!

  • Reply robert velez July 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Dam i leave close to here never understand why people think they can out run lightrail

  • Reply Young Speedy July 15, 2018 at 2:58 am

    What if the passenger didn't want the driver to do this?

  • Reply BNSF1995 July 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I heard that this wasn't an accident. That the driver was a 60-year old father, and the passenger his 14-year old son, that they were living in that car and at the end of their financial rope, and that they drove in front of that light rail to end it all.

    It wasn't stupidity, it was honest-to-god suicide by people who just couldn't stand living in poverty anymore.

  • Reply CalibornSailor August 21, 2018 at 8:16 am

    my parents live down the street from there!

  • Reply thebuffalodude August 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Hope the operator and his or her family is ok.

  • Reply Timothy Gould Jr October 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Why u never try to beat the train

  • Reply Sgt DeBones November 4, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Dumbasses.
    I hope this is an excuse to install quad gates at all crossings

  • Reply James West February 5, 2019 at 1:37 am

    It's not worth it, better late than dead.

  • Reply CHL41993 March 2, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Played stupid game, won stupid prize.

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