East Bay

BART Train Fatally Strikes Person on Tracks, Suspends Service

A person was fatally struck by a BART train between the Richmond and El Cerrito del Norte stations on Tuesday evening, causing major delays for commuters in the East Bay.

The incident was reported around 5:45 p.m., according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.

"Right now, we have no service between Del Norte and Richmond stations due to a report of a person in the track way and a report of a major medical emergency," Allison initially said.

At 6:23 p.m., however, BART officials reported on Twitter that a fatality has been confirmed.

By about 8:45 p.m., service was restored between the North Berkeley and Richmond stations. It had been suspended for about three hours while coroner's personnel respond to the scene.

Parallel bus service was made available on the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District's 72M line.

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