Second Person Dies On BART Tracks Tuesday Afternoon

A second tragedy has struck BART in less than a day, as another person has died on BART tracks Tuesday afternoon.

A person, as yet unidentified, was killed after jumping in front of a BART train at the Hayward station this afternoon. As of 5 PM, service is stopped in both directions, a BART police lieutenant said.

The person was hit by a northbound train at 4:18 p.m., Lt. Tyrone Forte said. The coroner has been called to the scene, and power is down.

No trains are passing through the station, and BART is warning of major delays.

Forte said BART is in the process of setting up a bus bridge for affected riders.

Earlier today, the Colma BART station was closed for nearly two hours because of a death on the tracks there this morning.

The incident was reported at about 9:10 a.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said. The victim was under a train, he said.

The San Mateo County coroner’s office responded to the scene, and BART police are investigating the death, Allison said.

There was no immediate information about the victim’s age or sex.

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