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December 04, 2022

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Sir Paul

Thanks Joe for sharing this.He was one of a kind for sure.Another Mick Dundee from down under with so much talent originally from Australia a took up residency here in Burlingame for many years .We have seen so many times here in our city that life can be very short .We pray for those who have departed into God’s loving arms .His garden must be beautiful as he only takes the Best.Sing the choir of Angels as they lift him into God’s loving arms.Rest in peace mate .

Paloma Ave

I have said it before and I will say it again.

The railroad tracks at Broadway in Burlingame are the most dangerous railroad crossing in all of San Mateo County.

A $100,000,000,000.00 billion dollar budget surplus and we have to wait until 2028 to have the tracks raised?

How many more accidents and deaths until then?

MM

Thank you for sharing this Joe. We have had the privilege of watching his trio perform at the Burlingame Grill on occasion. All the more that the Burlingame Jazz Festival should be pursued in his honor? I will hope to follow updates on this.

I also hope that the movement on grade separation (or at least a 100% working signal system) at that crossing is given much more urgency now.

Joe

Here is a link to the KTVU piece that ran last night:

https://www.ktvu.com/news/san-francisco-jazz-musician-hit-and-killed-by-train

Cathy Baylock

Beautiful eulogy for a beautiful man. Thank you for describing his incredible life. You have done Andrew justice. A huge light has gone out in Burlingame❤️

Joe

Here is a very complete obituary for Andrew by local music journalist Jeff Kaliss:

https://www.sfcv.org/articles/music-news/obituary-saxophonist-andrew-speight-killed-train-collision

Unice G

Very unfortunate. The details that were listed in the newspaper were all incorrect on how he got hit by the trains.
I imagine there’s gonna be a large lawsuit against the Burlingame city, as well as a Broadway, improvement district and Caltrain

Laura

L don't believe the City of Burlingame and the Broadway Improvement District have anything to do with the Broadway crossing. That is all Caltrain.
From a witness account,unfortunately, the car wasn't trapped, but deliberately drove up and into the tracks.

JohnKL

The legal assessment above is incorrect. They are responsible for the design next to Maverick Jacks allowing drivers to get onto the train track with no proper signage warning drivers.

The City had to sign off on the plan.

I am sure they will subpoena all electronic messages and documentation of community meetings prior to the completion of the track area.

I don't practice law anymore so I will leave it up to the legal teams.

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