Man hit by train on BART tracks dies 

click to enlarge A man was struck and killed on BART tracks on Saturday. It was unknown Sunday why he was on the tracks. - S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • A man was struck and killed on BART tracks on Saturday. It was unknown Sunday why he was on the tracks.

A man hit by a BART train Saturday after at the Glen Park station has died, BART officials said.

The man – who has not yet been identified – was reportedly on the tracks for trains headed toward the East Bay when he was struck by a train around 2:30 p.m.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said the train operator did not see the man and there were no other witnesses to the incident. The reason he was on the tracks is unknown.

“The operator was aware he may have hit something,” Allison said. “Which is why he stopped the train.”

The San Francisco Fire Department responded to the station and searched the area and found a man lying under the train with “severe head injuries.” He died at San Francisco General Hospital, Allison said.

The man was close to one of the tunnels, roughly two BART car lengths in, but inside the station, Allison said.

Trains were single tracking through the area for more than two hours on Saturday as crews worked to get the man from under the train. The station reopened around 4:35 p.m.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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