Commuters Push Train off a Man Trapped against the Platform

(Photo: @nicolastaylor)

Yesterday, a man in Perth, Australia was boarding a train when he slipped and his leg became wedged between the train and the platform. He couldn't get out on his own. Other passengers tried to lift him up, but he was stuck.

So a crowd gathered around the train. On a signal, they all pushed the train until it tilted enough to free the man. David Hynes, a spokesman for the public transportation agency, described the incident to ABC News:

"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."

The rescued man escaped the incident without any serious injuries--thanks to his new friends. You can watch the dramatic rescue in the video embedded below.


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