A spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has confirmed that a woman was struck by a Muni Metro vehicle at Van Ness Station this morning.
Fire officials say that the woman was struck at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday at the station, which was closed for the investigation.
SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose tells SFist that "at this point, what we can say is that an individual is being removed from underneath the train. We're working with the police department to clarify what exactly happened."
Rose says the woman "was alive and breathing" when she was rescued from beneath the train. She was then transported to San Francisco General Hospital, fire officials said.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, witnesses say that the woman jumped in front of the train in an apparent suicide
As of 12:38 p.m., Van Ness Station had reopened, the SFMTA announced via Twitter. Residual delays and longer-than-usual wait times are expected to persist for a bit, and shuttle buses will remain in place until those issues are resolved.
Jay Barmann contributed to this report.If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.