Woman killed on Bart tracks at West Oakland station

Daily Planet Wire Service
Thursday October 17, 2002

OAKLAND – BART police say a woman was struck and killed by a train as she walked on the tracks at the West Oakland Station Wednesday afternoon. 

Witnesses told investigators that they saw the victim walking on the Concord/Fremont tracks before she crossed over to the adjacent San Francisco/Colma tracks. 

The train operator of an approaching Colma-bound train spotted the woman on the track and hit the emergency stop button before entering the station at 2:01 p.m., police said. The train was unable to stop in time and struck and killed the woman at the north end of the platform. 

The victim's identity has not been released.