Thursday News Roundup
MAJOR BART DELAYS AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO FENCE NEAR TRACKS DURING CHASE
A chase by Walnut Creek police led to a car crashing into a fence near BART tracks this morning, causing major delays for trains on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line, a BART spokesman said.
The problem was initially reported at 7:49 a.m. as an obstruction on the tracks between the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek stations, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.
BART officials learned that Walnut Creek police were pursuing a suspect who crashed his car into a fence along the trackway near Walden and Jones roads, pushing the fence to within about three feet of the tracks, Allison said.
Trains are having to single-track through the area while crews remove the truck and repair the fence, according to Allison.
Certain eastbound trains on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line that only run during commute hours are turning around at the Lafayette station, he said.
No other information about the chase or suspect was immediately available from BART or Walnut Creek police.
POLICE INVESTIGATE HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN LAKESIDE NEIGHBORHOOD
A 26-year-old woman lost jewelry, a cellphone and cash late Wednesday night in a home invasion robbery in San Francisco’s Lakeside neighborhood, police said.
The robbery by four male suspects with handguns occurred at 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Junipero Serra Boulevard.
The suspects entered the woman’s home and pointed handguns at her head while demanding to know where her cash and jewelry were located.
The woman complied and the suspects went through the home, taking the woman’s property before fleeing.
No arrests have been made in the case as of this morning. The woman was not injured during the robbery.
The victim reported that she did not know the suspects, police Officer Giselle Talkoff said.
MAN SUFFERS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WHEN STRUCK BY MUNI LRV
A 21-year-old San Francisco man suffered a traumatic brain injury but is expected to survive after being hit by a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle Wednesday night in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
The collision occurred at 8:19 p.m. at Third and Mariposa streets.
The victim got off one train and walked behind it to cross the street when an oncoming train hit him, Officer Albie Esparza said.
The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not considered life-threatening.
Via Bay City News