Woman who attempted suicide at BART unharmed

From the Chronicle.

(06-30) 12:52 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — BART’s morning delays were caused by a woman who jumped on the tracks at the Glen Park Station in San Francisco, lay between the rails as a train rolled over her and then somehow emerged and climbed to safety, an agency spokesman said.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was spotted on the southbound tracks by a train operator at about 8:50 a.m., agency spokesman Linton Johnson said. The operator hit the “stop” button, but the train couldn’t halt in time and several cars rolled over the woman. She escaped major injury because she ended up in the space between the rails, Johnson said.

BART police and rescue workers who responded to emergency calls found the woman sitting near the top of the stairs with her head in her hands, Johnson said. It wasn’t known how she emerged from under the train.

BART labeled the incident a suicide attempt. The woman was taken to a hospital with cuts and bruises. Her name was not released. The incident forced the closure of the Glen Park Station for about an hour and delays to passengers.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/30/BABK1K4OAV.DTL#ixzz1QnGCE6tW


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