East Bay News
Person survives being struck by BART train
OAKLAND, Calif. -- BART service has resumed after a person was hit by a train at the Lake Merritt station Friday afternoon, but passengers should still expect major system-wide delays.
The Lake Merritt Station reopened and service resumed in both directions around 3:50 p.m., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. However, passengers should expect residual delays of 30 to 40 minutes.
The station was closed just after 2:50 p.m. when a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train struck a person on the tracks as it approached Platform 1, Trost said.
The person, who was on the tracks for an unknown reason when the train pulled into the station, survived and was taken to a hospital.
"Police officers observed him walking and talking during the incident," Trost said.
Trains began traveling through the station on a single track around 3:20 p.m., and at 3:50 p.m. full service was restored.
BART, lake merritt, east bay news
- Three-year-old boy thrown from fire in Hayward
- Cyberbullying bill responds to Audrie Pott's suicide
- US approves California's new K-12 testing plan
- Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway
- Ukraine may turn to UN General Assembly 34 min ago
- Fire that injured 2 under investigation in SJ
- Lockdown lifted at Monterey Peninsula College
- Blind man survives getting run over by train
- Wing cracks lead to Dreamliner production delay 31 min ago
- Woman killed when gun in donated clothes fires 17 min ago
- Danville teen killed in Highway 24 crash identified
- Wheel of Fortune is coming to Northern California!
- roundup: Embassy Suites body; SJ home fire
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Friday