SAN FRANCISCO—At 10:27 a.m. on Monday, May 23 the San Francisco Fire Department received a call that a man was stuck underneath a BART train at the Embarcadero Station, the SFFD told San Francisco News. The Embarcadero Station was temporarily shut down during the rescue causing delays.
The man was struck by the train and trapped underneath, but was alive and talking when first responders from the fire and police departments arrived. The extraction process took an hour and a half, SFFD told San Francisco News. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Throughout the rescue process, the SFFD kept the general public updated on Twitter about delays and which areas to avoid. The trains were temporarily single-tracking though the stations and trains at the West Oakland and 24th Street Mission Stations were turned around, according to the SF Gate.
Around noon the Embarcadero Station was re-opened with trains running in both directions and residual delays of 30 minutes. No information on the victim has been released. Jim Allison, Media Relations Manager for BART, had no new information to give San Francisco News regarding the incident.