San Francisco

BART Riders Save Life of Man Who Went on Train Tracks

BART passengers helped save the life of a person in crisis who went onto the tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Monday afternoon, BART officials said.

At 4:43 p.m., a man went onto the tracks at the station from one of the platforms. Immediately, several people on the platform helped the man up while others began waving their arms to alert the operator in the oncoming train.

According to BART officials, the train operator hit the emergency stop button and the train came to a stop one car into the station, and several car lengths away from the man.

Power was cut in the area and BART police responded within minutes. Officers detained the man and made sure he received the supportive services he needed, BART officials said.

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