Lake Merritt BART station reopens after person survives being hit by train

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A major medical emergency prompted BART to close the Lake Merritt station in Oakland.

The incident began at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. BART says a person was struck by a Dublin / Pleasanton-bound train.

Miraculously, the person who was struck by the BART train survived.

According to a Tweet from the transit agency, the Dublin / Pleasanton and Warm Springs directions were impacted for just over an hour.

Passengers can expect residual delays on the BART system throughout the evening.