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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Miami Florida Man Survives After Jumping In Front Of Commuter Train

A 19 year old man jumped in front of a commuter train in Miami Florida. According to witnesses, the man walked to the edge, looked to see if a train was coming and then jumped in front of the oncoming train.
The force of the impact literally knocked "his shoes off" and pushed him between the rail cars and a wall below the platform, where rescue workers rescued him, shutting down the Miami Metrorail until the rescue operations were completed.

The man suffered injuries to his right arm and possibly broke his legs and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The man's identity has not be released yet.

The train remained stopped at the Douglas Road station near Coral Gables, a wealthy Miami suburb. Buses transported commuters to another train station. The rest of the commuter system was operating normally, although a large part of it south of downtown was briefly closed due to the accident.

Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll tells reporters that the man was injured but those injuries were not life threatening.