Crowd Shoves Train Off Trapped Man
A little teamwork saves the day at Australian train station
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2014 10:02 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A guy who fell into the gap between a train and the platform during this morning's rush hour in Perth, Australia, was rescued by none other than his fellow commuters, reports ABC News Australia. Video footage shows the passengers working in tandem to shove the train off him, then cheering once he was able to pull his leg out. The man didn't go to the hospital. "Everyone sort of pitched in," says a Transperth spokesman, who praised the "people power."

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Chuck Roast
Aug 7, 2014 2:25 PM CDT
Americans would have done something good like that is the past, now days no way...
heretoday
Aug 7, 2014 8:40 AM CDT
In America, I expect some of those people will be going to jail if not shot. They didn't have the proper "rolling the train" permits, environmental impact study, and politicians there for photo ops to take the credit.
Mary Kindle
Aug 7, 2014 7:41 AM CDT
This is a wine for those keen on regurgitation.