Woman Killed in San Francisco Pedestrian Accident at Powell Street BART Station

San Francisco Pedestrian Accident
San Francisco, CA: Pedestrian Hit, Killed by BART Train at Powell Street Station

San Francisco, California (September 13, 2021) – A female pedestrian died after being struck by a BART train in San Francisco Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

The deadly accident happened at around 3:24 p.m. at the Powell Street BART Station.

Authorities said the woman was hit by the BART train and then dragged her body along the trackway.

Woman Fatally Hit by Train in San Francisco

The woman was declared dead at the scene. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.

The Powell Street BART Station was temporarily close following the incident.

No further details regarding the crash were immediately given.

The collision remains under investigation.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.

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