People Push Train to Free Man’s Trapped Leg in Perth; Crowdsourcing Rescue in Australia


ABC News (Austrailia): People power was used to free a man who was trapped between a train station platform and a train at a Perth station.

Commuter passengers and railway staff at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday teamed up to free a man’s leg by pushing a train car to the side in order to free the man’s leg.

The man was boarding a rush hour train at Stirling station, northwest of Perth, Western Australia, when one of his feet slipped between the train doorway and the ledge, and caused his leg to become trapped — wedged in the gap.

Quick-thinking passengers and staff saved the man’s leg, as it was being squeezed by the 90-tonne weight of the train car. The group effort was able move the train enough to help the man lift his leg out of entrapment.

The man was not injured and was able to catch the next train.

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