Powell Street BART station reopened after man found on tracks

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—Firefighters rescued a man from the BART tracks Sunday afternoon at the Powell Street BART station in San Francisco.

The fire department has found one adult man on the tracks.

Firefighters rescued the man around 4:30 p.m. and BART officials were able to reopen the station.

The man is at San Francisco General Hospital and is in stable condition.

He was on the tracks and saw a train coming his way, so he quickly rolled to the side of the track way. He got under a lip which is below the platform.

The man stayed there until firefighters got to him which might have saved his life.

A preliminary investigation shows no signs of foul play or criminal matter. It is unknown at this time why the man was on the tracks in the first place.

BART riders should expect 20 minute delays in the Daly City, San Francisco and East Bay directions.

Muni is providing service to riders at the downtown San Francisco stations.

Stay with KRON4 News for updates.



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