UPDATE: Pleasant Hill BART Station Reopens After Fatal Accident


PLEASANT HILL: The Pleasant Hill BART station has reopened after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning, an agency spokeswoman said.

The fatal collision happened around 10:05 a.m. when a pedestrian on the tracks at the station in unincorporated Walnut Creek was struck by a
train headed for San Francisco International Airport, according to BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.

BART police responded and located the person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trost said BART police are continuing to interview witnesses and will review station camera footage to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision.

BART police had closed the station after the collision and reopened it a short time after noon.

There were still delays of about 15 to 30 minutes on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line between the Lafayette and Pleasant Hill stations as of 12:30 p.m., according to Trost.

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