Witnesses yesterday saw Hartley move onto the tracks "of his own accord," at around 2:30 p.m. said BART spokesman Jim Allison. Hartley was hit by a train and pinned beneath, requiring an extensive rescue effort and triggering long delays.
It was a day of drama and delays for BART. Prior to Hartley's sad demise, police chased a "wanted parolee" onto the tracks at Civic Center and captured him.
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