Man Apparently Crushed by Elevator at Montgomery BART Station
According to BART police, the cops were called to the station at about 9:35 p.m. on reports of a person stuck in the elevator; BART employees managed to get the man out of the elevator, however, after hearing the man's story, officials called for an ambulance.
According to press reports, the man said he was riding the elevator when he heard a "yelp and a crunching sound" before the elevator came to an abrupt stop.
When fire crews went inside the elevator shaft to investigate, they spotted a deceased man in the shaft. Some personal items were found on top of the elevator, however, police aren't sure yet if they belonged to the victim.
Police are also unsure as to how the man got there and how long he had been inside the shaft before he died. BART Lt. John Conneely told reporters: "It appears he may have been sleeping atop the elevator and was crushed."
Trains continued running on time.