BART Fatality Was Only 16 Years OldBy: Jennifer Curra - November 12, 2013
A recent tragedy occurred at the El Cerrito Del Norte station that claimed the life of an El Cerrito High School student. Sixteen-year-old Fausto Delgado died on Tuesday after being hit by a train at 5:15 in the morning. The California station closed immediately and utilized the services of a bus until reopening later in the morning.
The circumstances surrounding the death of the high school junior have not been released at this time; however, psychologists have been on the scene at the high school to offer grief counseling.
A spokesman for the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Marin Trujillo, gave his condolences on behalf of the district to the family of the popular student. “He was very well-loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We’re doing everything we can to make sure that the students get the help that they need, as well as the family.”
Some have questioned whether the fatality was a suicide; however, there have been no confirmations at this time as the incident is still under investigation.
The is not the first tragedy to befall a BART station. The Hayward BART station experienced a devastating tragedy in June of this year.[Image Via Wikimedia Commons and Courtesy of Harmonywriter]