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A quick-thinking platform attendant is credited with saving the life of a woman whose arm got stuck in train doors as it pulled out of a station.
In the newly released vision obtained by 7NEWS, the woman is seen being dragged along the platform as horrified bystanders watch on.
The incident occurred during peak hour at Chatswood Train Station in Sydney’s lower north shore.
A few commuters are seen boarding the train but as the doors close a woman runs to jam her hand in the opening, expecting the door to spring open.
Then the 400-tonne train takes off, and the woman becomes panicked.
‘Dangerous behaviour’Acting Chief Executive Sydney Trains Stewart Mills said it is “dangerous behaviour”.
“She could have had a very serious injury,” he told 7NEWS.
As a bystander raises the alarm, the platform attendant reacts instantly, alerting a guard who stops the train within a few metres.
“It’s the vigilance of the guard and the platform staff that would have stopped it,” Mills said.
The incident occurred just after 5pm at Chatswood Train Station in Sydney’s lower north shore. Credit: 7NEWSSydney train doors are designed to open when obstructed but it’s understood the woman’s wrist was too slim to trigger the mechanism.
The passenger was badly shaken but uninjured. She declined first aid and hopped on the next train.
This article first appeared on 7news.com.au
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