Update: A “mechanical issue” caused a Union Pacific train to make an emergency stop in Berkeley late Thursday afternoon, Union Pacific told Berkeleyside.
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.
Service providers from Easy Does It, which works with Berkeley residents in wheelchairs, recalled the harrowing morning.
“A mother, a daughter, a friend”: A memorial poster for Brianna Combash, 31, hangs by the tracks where she was killed last week when an Amtrak train struck her in West Berkeley.
First-responders were called to West Berkeley on Tuesday night after a woman was struck by a train and killed, authorities report.
A burgeoning trash pile was cleaned up last week hours after Berkeleyside sent Union Pacific an inquiry about it. We now have the scoop on how to report dumping along the tracks.