Powell Muni Station Reopens After Man Falls From Platform, Is Killed By Train

6:57 PM: The Powell Muni station in San Francisco has reopened this evening and regular Muni service is resuming after a person was struck and killed by an outbound train this afternoon, according to a Muni spokesman.

At about 6:30 p.m., all Muni stations between Van Ness and Embarcadero have reopened, Muni spokesman Paul Rose said.

Bus shuttles running on Market Street between West Portal station and Embarcadero station will remain in place while regular Muni service resumes, Rose said.

The incident was reported around 2:40 p.m. at the Powell Muni station. Emergency responders arrived at the station to find a male down on the train tracks who had been struck by a train, San Francisco fire Lt. Robert Lopez said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said that based on the preliminary police investigation, he may have fell from the platform onto the tracks in front of the outbound train.

Shyy said the incident remains under investigation.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

3:13 PM: The Powell Muni station in San Francisco is closed after a male was struck and killed by an outbound Muni train this afternoon, according to a Muni spokesman.

The collision was reported around 2:40 p.m. at the Powell Muni station, San Francisco fire Lt. Robert Lopez said.

Emergency responders arrived at the station to find a male down on the train tracks who had been struck by a train, according to Lopez.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said.

Muni spokesman Paul Rose said there is no estimated time for reopening the station.

Bus bridges have been set up in both directions aboveground on Market Street between Van Ness station and Embarcadero station, Rose said.

San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said that based on the preliminary police investigation, the male may have fell from the platform onto the tracks in front of the outbound train.

Shyy said the incident remains under investigation.

Hannah Albarazi/Laura Dixon, Bay City News

2:45 PM: A person was struck and killed by a Muni train at the Powell station in San Francisco this afternoon, according to a fire lieutenant.

The collision was reported around 2:40 p.m. at the Powell Muni station, San Francisco fire Lt. Robert Lopez said.

Emergency responders arrived at the station to find a person on the train tracks who had been struck by an outbound train, he said.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  • Guest

    “May have fell?” Really?