Dramatic moment when a woman is holding her hand in a closing train door – unable to free herself before taking off
- Woman escapes serious injury after putting her arm in a train door
- CCTV shows the woman trying to stop the doors by blocking it with her arm
- But a security mechanism did not register the woman’s arm in the door
- Her arm was still stuck in the train door when it left the platform
A young woman was lucky enough to prevent serious injury or worse after inserting her arm into a closing train door and unable to get it out when the locomotive started running.
In vision obtained by Seven news the woman ran up the stairs at Chatswood train station in Sydney as the train doors began to lose.
People who rush a closing train door and put their arm in the opening to automatically reopen the door are common on train platforms.
Images have been released of an incident in 2018 where a woman at Chatswood train station in Sydney (photo) put her arm in the door of the train before it started to leave the station
It is believed that the woman’s wrists were too small to activate the safety mechanism that re-opens a train door.
In the video, she takes a moment to realize that the door won’t open and tries to get the attention of a platform attendant.
An older man and a young man behind the woman also try to veily draw the attention of a platform guard.
Anxiety quickly panics as the train pulls away from the platform and drags the woman along.
Fortunately, as the train started to accelerate, the platform operator saw what was happening and caused the operator to stop the train and the woman was released.
She refused medical treatment and just got on the next train.
Acting Chief Executive Sydney Trains Stewart Mills said it was ‘dangerous behavior’ to put your arm in a closing train door.
“She could have had a very serious injury,” he said.
“It is the vigilance of the guard and platform staff that would have stopped him.”
The incident took place in 2018, but the footage was released this week as a way to highlight the safety of the platform as commuters start packing trains again.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Transport for NSW for further comments.
In the shocking images (photo), the woman walks along the platform while the train drags her before a platform guard sees her in distress and can warn the driver