Perth Commuters Tilt And Lift Train Car To Free Trapped Man

Commuters tilt and lift train car to free trapped man

A group of commuters freed a man trapped between the platform and a train car in Perth by pushing the train car and lifting the carriage enough for his leg to get out. Thankfully, the train's shock absorbers were flexible enough to allow it as the chassis and wheels stayed on the tracks.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said:

We alerted the driver, made sure the train didn't move. Then our staff who were there at the time got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organised them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him. An ambulance was called but the man was not taken to hospital. It is believed he did not sustain serious injuries.


    Well done to them, glad he wasn't injured.

    Being from Perth and having to commute I know the truth.
    If this hadn't worked the next step was to cut his leg off. We are not going to be late for work bitch!

    Fuck! Good on them!
    So weird he got his leg stuck... There's like no room. Freaky.

    "rock the train back and forth" this was a bad call, his leg could have been crushed.
    Sure if would've taken longer for the fire and rescue to respond, who have equipment to deal with this sort of thing. But thinking about this, the risk was huge compared to just another train delay on the Clarkson line.

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