Authorities are trying to piece together exactly what happened Monday that led to a man in a wheelchair being fatally struck by a Muni train at the Civic Center station.
The San Francisco Police Department said the victim, 62-year-old Daniel Dillen of San Francisco, was hit by an M-Ocean View train about 11:30 a.m. However, police are not sure if Dillen was on the platform or the tracks when the train hit him, Sgt. Daryl Fong said. It’s also unclear whether Dillen was in his wheelchair or standing.
Early media reports indicated that Dillen’s leg was severed as a result of the accident. Dillen was already an amputee, but police are still trying to gather information about a possible leg injury, Fong said.
Lt. Mindy Talmadge of the San Francisco Fire Departent said that first responders reported recovering a portion of Dillen’s leg at the scene.
Police and Muni officials are investigating the matter. Fong said that inspectors are currently reviewing surveillance from video footage at the station to determine more details of the case.