Kamis, 07 Agustus 2014

Perth train rescue: Man *amazed* by reaction of commuters who titled carriage (ABC)

A man has recalled the "amazing" moment scores of commuters used people power to tilt a train carriage to free him from the gap between the train and the platform.

The incident in Perth made headlines around the world, and the video has been viewed countless times on social media.

The man, known only as Andy, was boarding the train at Stirling station, on the northern line, on Wednesday morning when he slipped.

He fell into the gap and one of his legs became trapped up to the top of his thigh.

Andy, who is from Perth, said he was unable to free himself.

"I had one leg trapped under the train and my other leg in the train," he told Channel Nine.

He said passengers went to his aid and tried to pull him out.

"They couldn't get my knee past the gap," he said.

Then it was suggested commuters could push against the train to tilt it and free him.

"I was amazed, actually. I said go for it, give it a go," Andy said.

"They pushed it and tilted at just far enough for me to be pulled out from the gap."

Andy said he felt "shocked" and "a bit wobbly" once he was free but was not seriously hurt and was able to walk away.

Transperth said the commuter was boarding at the tail end of peak hour, but the train was still fairly full.

It was stationary when the accident occurred, the driver was alerted and made sure the train did not move.


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