September 27, 2021

Woman killed after being dragged at BART Powell Station in San Francisco was tethered to dog in train

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There may be new info in Monday’s tragic accident at the Powell Road BART Station in San Francisco that killed a lady.

The girl had a dog leashed to her waist when she boarded a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train. Because the doorways have been about to shut, she absolutely off-boarded the train and the dog didn’t.

The girl appeared to be waving her arms to get somebody’s consideration because the train took off. She was then dragged and pulled onto the tracks.

The dog was not injured. There was no visible indication that the dog was a service animal, however that’s beneath investigation, BART officers stated.

“This is a tragic loss of life, and we are following all safety protocols,” stated BART Spokesperson Alicia Trost.

The Nationwide Transportation Security Board will help in the investigation.