Firefighters had to rescue a man who had become trapped between a BART car and the platform Wednesday night.
Around 6:30 p.m., the first responders found the man pinned and only semi-conscious. By 6:44 p.m., firefighters reported the man had been extracted and was being transported to a hospital trauma center in serious condition.
ABC7 reports firefighters used inflatable airbags to push aside the train cars and extricate the victim.
A BART spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment, though an automated BART Twitter advisory feed indicated 24th Street station had been closed due to a “major medical emergency.”
The incident caused systemwide delays, with many East Bay bound passengers stranded at 24th Street.
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This story has been corrected to reflect new information indicating that the victim was trapped between a BART train car and the platform, not two cars.