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Pedestrian killed by VTA light rail vehicle

Friday, February 26, 2010
A pedestrian was killed by a VTA light rail vehicle near the North First Street station in San Jose.

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail vehicle in San Jose this evening, a VTA spokeswoman said.

The incident happened at about 5:25 p.m. in the area of North First Street and Metro Drive as the vehicle was approaching the Metro/Airport stop, VTA spokeswoman Linh Hoang said.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no report of injuries to the 10-15 passengers on the train.

Hoang said a bus bridge is taking passengers between the Karina Court and Civic Center stations.

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