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Commuters tilt and lift train car to free trapped man

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A group of commuters freed a man trapped between the platform and a train car in Australia by pushing the train car and lifting the carriage enough for his leg to get out. Thankfully, the train's shock absorbers where 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 organized 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.

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