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To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Friday, November 1, 2013

Video Shows Man’s Dramatic Rescue From Metro Tracks In Westlake District

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/30/video-shows-mans-dramatic-rescue-from-metro-tracks-in-westlake-district/

October 30, 2013

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WESTLAKE (CBSLA.com) — A man was pulled off the tracks between train cars at a Metro subway station in the Westlake district of Los Angeles over the weekend.

KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reported that an elderly man had somehow landed on the train tracks as a Metro subway car pulled into the Westlake/MacArthur Park station early Saturday morning.

While cellphone cameras rolled, some riders screamed to stop the train, while others stood in between the train doors to keep them from closing and the train leaving.

A Good Samaritan then jumped on the train tracks to rescue the victim.

As the victim was on the platform, he appeared disoriented.

“Do you know a train was going to run you over?” a man asked the victim in the cellphone footage, which was later posted on YouTube.

“They already threw me over,” the victim said.

Fadel reported that calls to detectives at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Transit Services Bureau were not returned.

An investigation into the incident is underway.