Friday, August 25, 2006

Another person under train? What is going on?

After the two suicides (one dead, one injured) on Tuesday, I couldn't believe there was another under-the-track injury today! Did she fall off? Or was this another suicide attempt? I hope people do not make a habit of this. It is traumatic for train operators, a resource and time drain for BART, and a huge inconvenience for all of us passengers.

Woman struck by BART train - Chronicle Staff ReportFriday, August 25, 2006
(08-25) 11:12 PDT DALY CITY -- The Daly City BART station has reopened after being shut down while rescue workers freed a woman from beneath a train this morning.
The woman was rescued around 10:30 a.m. and transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Officials had no information on the extent of her injuries.
The station reopened at 10:54 a.m., spokesman Jim Allison said. However, at 11 a.m., trains headed from Daly City to the East Bay and the Peninsula were experiencing 15-minute delays.
Allison said a train operator reported a person under the train at 9:45 a.m., and power to the electrified third rail was turned off.
The victim initially was reported to be a young girl, but after she was rescued, it turned out that she is a woman in her 30s.


Anonymous said...

I heard it was a suicide attempt, but she lived.

Anonymous said...

razor blades are cheaper and do not hold up the commute, just remember cut up not across....

Anonymous said...

Another suicide attempt.

One of the hassles at BART is that about a third of the trains are either missing radios, or the radios work, but are programmed incorrectly. There are plenty of radios (especially in some of the out-of service cab cars), but there is a shortage of staff to fix or install radios.

A few cab cars have been without radios for over three months.

Train operators each have a portable walkie-talkie and can listen in on the progress of the incident (and keep passengers updated). But, if there is no cab radio, then they use their portable to keep in contact with central, and have less info for passengers.