Tragedy as woman is dragged to her death after dog’s lead caught in train doors

A woman has been killed after she was dragged to her death following her dog's lead becoming entangled in the doors of a train.

Amy Adams reportedly waved to someone as she exited the train carriage with the dog lead tied to her waist.

As she left the train, the dog and the lead were still on the train. Adams was dragged onto the tracks and killed as the train pulled away. Officials confirmed her dog suffered no injuries as a result of the incident..

The San Francisco medical examiner later identified the victim as 41-year-old local resident Adams.

One witness, Mike Sim, spoke to ABC7 about how he saw the woman being dragged and called a BART attendant immediately to stop the train.

He also described the blood stain that went ‘all the way down’ the platform floor and that he spoke to a man who claimed the woman was his girlfriend.

Speaking to broadcaster Fox KTVU, Heather Griffin said she arrived after the incident but saw a woman helping the dog.

Griffin said: "She just held onto the dog and got off at the next station. She said the animal did not have a collar or any tags on, that it was a German Shepherd and had a service dog vest."

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Adams had reportedly boarded a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train at San Francisco's Powell Street station with her dog at around 3pm on Monday.

She initially boarded the Dublin/Pleasanton train with her dog but at the last second decided to get off but her dog stayed on the train.

BART spokesperson Alicia Trost said: “This is a tragic loss of life, and we are following all safety protocols."

Police have spoken to witnesses and viewed footage of the incident as they carry out further investigations.

The National Transportation Safety Board has taken the lead in the investigation.

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