SAN BRUNO (CBS SF/KPIX) – Rescue crews scrambled to free a man caught under a BART train Tuesday after he fell onto the tracks at San Bruno station Tuesday afternoon.
BART officials said that the man fell onto the tracks around 2:50 p.m. and got stuck under the train. An hour later, crews were still working to release him from under the train.
Witnesses described the fight.
"It was a shocker because I'm thinking that BART just shut down, and they told us that somebody possibly got killed," said Katunga Nunn, who was riding BART at the time. "It sucks to hear that, especially this time in life while we're going through everything with COVID."
The victim was transported to the hospital after he was safely rescued from the trackway, and was being treated for a broken leg, according to a BART spokesperson.
KPIX 5 was on scene as a man was taken into custody.
He told KPIX 5 he and the man got into a fistfight, and added, "he basically fell and then I tried to help him up."
The preliminary investigation, according to the BART spokesperson, has revealed the victim was not pushed onto the tracks, but fell onto the tracks.
Because of the rescue operation, trains were not stopping at the San Bruno BART Station.
Shortly before 4 p.m, officials tweeted, "BART is recovering from an earlier problem. The San Bruno station is now open for regular train service."
Because of the rescue operation, trains will not stop at the San Bruno BART Station until he's extricated. There is no estimated time when the station will reopen.
The incident disrupted train service for about an hour.
KPIX reporter Max Darrow contributed to this report.
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