Australian Commuter Saved When Leg Gets Stuck Between Train and Platform

Fellow commuters sprang into action to help with seconds to spare before the train pulled out.
1:30 | 08/06/14

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The astonishing image at the height of rush hour -- Australian commuter trapped look at this his leg stuck in that gap just inches wide. That train about -- take off it is a true nightmare for those of us who ride the subway or train and ABC's Dan Harris tonight with what happened next. It starts as a typical morning tableau commuters filing into a train just before 9 AM. But then a right there a man somehow gets his foot -- His left leg slipping into the several inch wide gap between the train -- -- platform the train's about to pull out but the last passenger behind -- guy who got stuck. Calls for help. We're trying -- -- -- and then telling you know announcing guy's leg was caught in adult worried commuters gather around to help. The first tactic getting everybody inside the train to jump to the other -- in a car hoping to -- it away from the platform. But that doesn't work at which point they realize there is only one solution here elbow grease. About fifty passengers -- line up alongside the train and push everybody together. Men women children. Push to try and back to help someone who's in the bit of trouble and could really have been a risk of serious injuries. And ten minutes later. -- coming out. Rescue accomplished. As a -- result ever putting together and got -- up. The rescued man blocks away and even catches the next train perhaps more mindful now of the age old maxim. Watch the gap Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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