Pleasant Hill BART Station Reopens After Fatal Collision

May 15, 2014 16:09 pm · 6 comments

The Pleasant Hill BART station has reopened after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train there this 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.

RELATED STORY: UPDATE: Person Struck & Killed by BART Train in Pleasant Hill

Triple Canopy May 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

“Fatal collision”?

Makes it sound like two trains hit each other.

Call it a “fatal incident” which is under investigation.

Commuter May 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I was on the SF Airport train right before that one, crazy…

Justin May 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM

So…did someone fall on the tracks then?

Because all the tracks in that area are elevated.

Linzer Torte May 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Audio recording from the train conductor says he jumped.

anon May 16, 2014 at 10:34 PM

My college aged daughter had to witness this horrific event. He jumped blood splattered and she heard bones breaking. Does anyone know who this man is?

Halloran May 17, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Yes, the man is the head of the MDUSD because he ran the district into banckruptcy by spending all the $ on esl classes for illegals who will leave this area anyway.

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