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Train wedges man against platform after tumble onto tracks, San Francisco rescuers say

A man using a walker took a tumble onto Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks at a San Francisco station Sunday afternoon — moments before a train arrived, KPIX reported.

The oncoming train pinned the man against the platform at the Balboa Park Station at 1:45 p.m., KNTV reported.

San Francisco firefighters applied tourniquets to the trapped man’s legs and rescued him from between the train and platform, a fire department post on Twitter says.

Firefighters took the man to a trauma center in critical condition, the department reported.

The accident shut down BART train service for about an hour Sunday afternoon, KGO reported.

The Balboa Park station reopened at 2:30 p.m., though some delays continued since trains were using only a single track near the station, The Mercury News reported.

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Don Sweeney has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for more than 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter based at The Sacramento Bee since 2016.
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