SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, August 18, at around 11:30 p.m., a person was fatally struck by a BART train at the Powell Station.
Trains continued to run through the BART station without making stops there due to what BART officials declared a “major medical emergency.” Muni offered riders transportation via the F-Line located on Market Street.
BART’s official police log on the incident stated the following:
“The coroner’s office was called to the scene to take custody of the deceased. Service was restored at 0120 hours [1:20 a.m.] The identity of the deceased will be released by the SF County Coroner.”
The BART Police Department received multiple witness statements indicating that there was no sign of foul play. The incident is being investigated as an act of suicide.
This is not the first fatality that BART experienced this year. In April 2019, a person was struck and killed at the El Cerrito del Norte Station. Two other victims in 2018—one on the Fremont-Warm Springs line in July, and one in December between Castro Valley and Dublin—were killed by BART trains when struck on the tracks.
The individual who was killed has not been identified. San Francisco News reached out to BART Communications Representative, Chris Filippi, and San Francisco’s Medical Examiner for any additional information, but did not hear back before print.