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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Picture Of The Day

In 1997, an episode called "Subway" aired in the seventh season of NBC's "Homicide." The plot revolved around a man (Vincent D'Onofrio) who became pinned between a subway train and the station platform. Because of the way his body was twisted, he only had an hour to live, and in that time Andre Braugher's character tried to find the person who pushed D'Onofrio to his impending death. The story was based on an episode of HBO's "Taxicab Confessions," in which a cop described a similar situation that happened in real life in New York City.

With that as prologue, here's yet another real life story of a man stuck between train and platform -- from this morning's rush hour in Perth, Australia. As the man boarded, his foot slipped into the gap and he couldn't pull it back up. Fortunately, the train didn't pull out of the station while he was stuck. Instead, station personnel told everyone to step off the subway car and help push on the side of the train to lift it off him...(note: there's no audio on this video)...