Construction worker struck by BART train at new Dublin/Pleasanton station

Man taken to hospital with significant injuries

A construction worker propelled above BART tracks in a self-navigated bucket was struck Thursday afternoon by a BART train traveling about 50 mph at the new West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station that is under construction, a BART spokesman said.

He was taken to a hospital with significant injuries just before 3 p.m., but BART spokesman Linton Johnson could not elaborate on his condition.

About 75 passengers were on the train when it hit the man, Johnson said. No one was injured, but they were evacuated and then taken to the Dublin/Pleasanton station, he said.

The train that hit the contract worker will be towed to the Hayward station, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

Trains between Castro Valley and Dublin/Pleasanton stations stopped operating, but Linton said at 4:15 p.m. they should start running again soon.

--Bay City News


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