Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wheelchair user hit by BART train in California

From KTVU-TV in Calif.:

HAYWARD, Calif. -- BART saw significant delays Saturday after a wheelchair-bound passenger ended up on the trackway of the Fremont line and was hit by a train.

The incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. just south of the Hayward BART station. The passenger was reportedly at the station, which is on a platform, and it was unclear how he/she ended up on the tracks.

The victim was removed from under the train a little after 3:10 p.m. and reported to be alive, according to BART spokesperson Linton Johnson.

Train service was temporarily shut down after the accident occurred, but at 3:17 p.m., service re-started, Johnson said. At 4:15 p.m., service was fully restored.