Girl, 16, with a broken leg is forced to sit on the FLOOR train carriage in Dublin after nobody gives up his seat for her
- Joanna Beggs seen sitting in the middle of train carriage floor with a broken leg
- The 16-year-old was traveling with her sister and father on a Dublin DART train
- Video material shows her sitting in the carriage aisle while she adjusts her leg brace
- Her father Mark Beggs said that she is regularly ignored on the Portmarnock route
A father claims that his teenage daughter was not offered a seat on a busy train in Ireland, despite wearing braces due to a broken leg.
Mark Beggs said his daughter Joanna was traveling on a DART train to Dublin, while she was apparently being ignored by fellow commuters.
The 16-year-old, who broke her leg during a gymnastics competition, was allowed to sit on the floor in the middle of the car.
She was with her father and sister Dannielle, who said that Joanna & # 39; had no choice & # 39; but sat down on the floor because standing was too painful.
Dannielle filmed a short film of her sister, sitting in the aisle of the train that her father then posted on Twitter.
Joanna Beggs sits on the floor of a Dublin DART train while she adjusts her leg in a brace. Her father claims that nobody offered her a seat on the busy train
The video shows how Joanna is sitting on the floor of the train while she adjusts her leg support with passengers sitting in their seats in the background.
Both Dannielle and Mark said they were joining Joanna every day & # 39; that day & # 39; tried to get on the DART, but it didn't help.
Mark wrote on Twitter: & # 39; This is my broken-legged daughter on Dart this morning and nobody gave her a seat. And this happened every day this week, what [sic] tells us as a nation. & # 39;
The teenager had left with both bones in her left leg that was broken from the accident last month and needed a pin from her knee to the ankle as well as 40 stitches, her father said.
Mark said that this was not the first time his daughter left the same route from their home in Portmarnock.
A video on Twitter shows that Joanna is sitting on the floor while other passengers remain in their seats. The 16-year-old broke her leg during a gymnastics competition last month
He told Dublin Live: & # 39; She [Joanna] also got the train with her sister last Wednesday and the only person who offered her a seat was an older lady.
& # 39; She didn't want to accept it because of the woman's age, but the friendly lady insisted.
& # 39; Joanna had previously asked another person for their seat because she was in constant pain, but they moaned about giving up.
& # 39; It's just a lack of manners. Every decent person, in good health, would give up his seat for someone in need.
& # 39; It is impossible not to see that she has a broken leg and is in pain. It's the same people who get the train every day of the week, so it's the same people who refuse to let her down. & # 39;
Mark added that he had not reported the incident to Irish Rail because the operator was not responsible for commuting.
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