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Man On SF BART Station Tracks Pulled To Safety By Good Samaritans

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BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A BART train at a station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A young man who fell onto the tracks at a San Francisco BART station late Wednesday night was quickly pulled to safety by good Samaritans.

At 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, as about two dozen commuters waited for their trains on the platform of the Civic Center BART station, a young man with a skateboard appeared to fall suddenly onto the tracks.

Walnut Creek resident Amin Khan, 23, sprang up from a bench where he’d been waiting for his train and jumped down onto the tracks after the man.

Khan and a handful of other good Samaritans scrambled to pull him back onto the platform, where another bystander called 911.

BART police officers arrived about a minute later and helped the man up. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Khan, who said he rarely rides BART, said he reacted instinctively after seeing the man fall.

“Anyone would’ve done the same thing,” he said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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