Pedestrian Killed by CapMetro Train on Research Blvd in Austin, TX
Austin, TX — July 27, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a CapMetro train along Research Boulevard in north Austin.
According to reports the incident happened around 2:40 p.m. on the 9000 block of Research Boulevard near Burnet Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the crossing's safety gates were down and the pedestrian did not have the right-of-way when they were hit by the passing CapMetro train.
Medics attempted life-saving measures on the victim but later pronounced them dead.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Austin CapMetro Train Accident
Clearly there's still a lot of work to do here before anyone can say they know what happened. Until more details are discovered it's anyone's guess how the pedestrian ended up in the train's path. I hope police and/or CapMetro investigators can make more sense of what happened--not just to better explain it to the public, but also to get answers for the victim's loved ones. In the meantime it's best not to speculate from the sidelines, but instead focus on how to help a grieving family recover from a terrible loss.