A woman tethered to her dog was dragged to her death at a San Francisco BART station on Monday. The dog stayed on the train after the woman exited, and as the doors closed the tragedy followed.
According to NbcBayArea, May Adams, 41, of the San Francisco area had been standing on the Powell Street station platform with the dog tethered to her waist. The two boarded the train and headed for Dublin/Pleasanton, but “at the very last second, right as the doors were closing,” she disembarked from the train.
The dog remained on the train, and as Adams appeared to be waving to someone, she was dragged onto the tracks.
The dog was not injured, nor did it appear to have been a service animal.
The train operator has been placed on administrative leave pending results of a drug test which is standard protocol for accidents. An investigation is underway.
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