SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who had a dog tethered to her waist with a leash was dragged to death by a train in San Francisco, transit officials said Tuesday.
The woman had boarded a Bay Area Rapid Transit train at Powell Station with her dog and as the doors were about to close she stepped out but the dog stayed on the train. As the train took off, she was dragged, pulled onto the tracks and killed Monday, BART officials said in a statement. The dog was not injured.
The woman appeared to be waving at someone moments before the train started moving, officials said.
“This is a tragic loss of life, and we are following all safety protocols,” said BART Spokesperson Alicia Trost.