Good Samaritans Save Man Who Fell Onto Civic Center BART Tracks

A young man who fell onto the tracks at a San Francisco BART station late Wednesday night was quickly pulled to safety by good Samaritans.

At about 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, as about two dozen commuters waited for their trains on the platform of the Civic Center BART station, a young man with a skateboard appeared to fall suddenly onto the tracks.

Walnut Creek resident Amin Khan, 23, sprang up from a bench where he’d been waiting for his train and jumped down onto the tracks after the man.

Khan and a handful of other good Samaritans scrambled to pull him back onto the platform, where another bystander called 911.

BART police officers arrived about a minute later and helped the man up. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Khan, who said he rarely rides BART, said he reacted instinctively after seeing the man fall.

“Anyone would’ve done the same thing,” he said.

Laura Dixon, Bay City News

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