Person Rescued Under BART Train
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)- A medical emergency at the Embarcadero BART station had a big impact on service Wednesday afternoon.
The incident where a man became trapped under a train at the San Francisco station was reported around 2:30 p.m. That person has since been extracted and has been taken to a local hospital for treatment.
BART spokesman Linton Johnson confirms that all trains are running again, after the Embarcadero Station was temporarily closed.
This was after Johnson told KCBS delays of 30 minutes were to be expected. At one point the Pittsburg/ Bay Point line was the only way to San Francisco from the East Bay.
The person ended up underneath the train from platform two at Embarcadero Station towards Oakland, after witnesses saw the man jump onto the tracks and wait for the train to hit him.
The operator tried to stop the train, honked his horn and slowed down, but surprisingly, the man trapped under the second car of the train survived.
Paramedics who are stationed at downtown BART stops during rush hour for medical emergencies were able to provide almost immediate medical care.
Muni temporarily accepted BART riders’ passes because of this incident.
Earlier in the day, around 1:40 p.m., a parolee ran into the Civic Center station and was later apprehended by police at the 16th and Mission station.
The tunnel search for that suspect shut down service for about 40 minutes before his arrest.