San Francisco

Medical Emergency Causes Major BART Delay in SF

SF fire crews rescue man on the tracks near the Powell station; trains back on schedule

Emergency crews rescued a man on the BART tracks near the Powell Street station in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon; he was in stable condition and being evaluated at the scene, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

The Fire Department tweeted at 4:22 p.m. an active rescue of a man on the tracks was taking place. The man managed to roll out of the way of oncoming trains before rescue crews arrived and pulled him to safety, officials said.

The rescue caused a major delay on BART for about an hour, the agency said.

BART reported as of 5 p.m. Sunday all trains were back on schedule.

The man was conscious and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, officials said. They were not clear how the man ended up on the tracks, but said foul play is not suspected.

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