A camera at a Perth subway station caught an act of human kindness on video. A man was exiting a subway onto the platform when his leg slipped and became lodged. The train conductor is flagged down and the train stopped, but the man was still trapped. What happens next shows the true strength of humanity when bound together for a common cause.
People can be seen talking to the man who is stuck between the train and the platform, with safety personnel from the train station attempting to remove the leg from its trap. However, they are unsuccessful. Therefore, a group of people waiting on the platform begin pushing against the subway train in an attempt to lift it enough to remove the man. More and more people can be seen joining in until the entire side of the subway train is covered with men and women lending a helping hand — or, in this case, push.
After the large group gives a push in unison, the man is freed and passengers can be seen clapping and smiling. According to ABC Australia, the man sustained no major injuries, and though an ambulance was called, he did not need medical treatment at a hospital.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said he is grateful for all the people who pitched in to help the man:
“Everyone sort of pitched in. It was people power that saved someone from possibly quite serious injury.”
This isn’t the first time “people power” has saved a person for serious harm. The Inquisitr previously reported an incident involving a crowd who caught a pregnant woman jumping from a burning building. You can watch that dramatic rescue video here.
What do you think of the use of the commuters using “people power” to lift the train and save the man from his subway train disaster?