Woman trapped under Atlanta subway train
A MARTA train pulls into an Atlanta station in 2009. The transit agency has service in Fulton and DeKalb counties.
January 25th, 2011
12:35 PM ET

Woman trapped under Atlanta subway train

A woman was rescued Tuesday after falling onto subway tracks and being trapped under a train, CNN affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta reported.

The woman fell off a platform around 8 a.m. at MARTA's central Five Points station, the transit agency's spokeswoman, Cara Hodgson, told WSB.

Firefighters pulled the woman from beneath a northbound train and took her to a nearby hospital.

"She is conscious and alert, with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries," Hodgson said.

Service had returned to normal by 11:30 a.m., according to MARTA's website.

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  1. Beware_of_God

    Stop! More fun stories to come. STOP! With Ipod earphones, bluetooth, & texting, it is now possible for people to go about their whole day totally oblivious to anyone and anything going on around them. STOP! And when they get home in the evening, they can absorb themselves in Facebook, 250 channels of HD 3D TV, and continued texting, completely oblivious that they have a family in the next room. STOP! Bedtime, no worries, pop a viagra for a quickie with that woman that usually sleeps next to you. STOP! Toss & turn before popping that sleeping pill to help counteract a day of overdosing on caffeine and hitech stimuli. STOP!

    January 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Weatherworn

    Aw Jeesh! This is not news! People on the tracks is a Monthly Event, here in Chicago.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Trent

    Must have been that same idiot who was texting and fell into a fountain.

    January 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. d

    I heard she jumped

    January 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Being cynic I am , I thought somethin was fishy a bout the texting fountain lady so i paused the clip where she 'fell'you can clearly see her lift her leg BEFORE she 'falls' into the fountain . Now she wants to SUE the mall .gimme a break ! she also has several other lawsuits against her for theft,forgery and others i cant member off the toppa my head.i watched an interview with her and her clown of a lawyer and she sounds like a sue happy idiot .i hope SHE gets sued for filing a frivolous lawsuit. And tomcat,i totally agree and relate to your post.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • easter_bunny

      people normally lift their legs when moving, you mo ron, it is called walking.

      January 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Being the cynic I am , I thought somethin was fishy a bout the texting fountain lady so i paused the clip where she 'fell'you can clearly see her lift her leg BEFORE she 'falls' into the fountain . Now she wants to SUE the mall .gimme a break ! she also has several other lawsuits AGAINST her for theft,forgery and others i cant member off the toppa my head.i watched an interview with her and her clown of a lawyer and she sounds like a sue happy idiot .i hope SHE gets sued for filing a frivolous lawsuit.itreminds me of that woman who put a dismembered finger in her own chili at wendys then tried suin wendys for it .And tomcat,i totally agree and relate to your post.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beware_of_God

      What would she sue for? Putting the fountain in the middle of the walkway? Or is it because everyone is laughing at her? If idiots don't want to be laughed at, try not doing idiotic things.

      January 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Whoops! sorry for the double post ,not sure how i even DID it but apologies all over the place.

    January 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    I know ,right ? Isnt it crazy how these morons (and its always the same people) want something for nothing then get mad when someone calls em out on it ? Then they STILL wont cop to it . I think there should be some consequences for people who CREATE an accident to sue over insteada them just gettin to disappear under the rock they crawled out from under. If you can,check out the fountain ladys 'fall ' in slow mo,you can SEE her preparing to biff it .no way was it an accident .

    January 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. vadim

    she just lost her job.

    January 25, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Charli1983

    SOmebody Just Jumped off the platform last month.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mayhem

    So, everyone just watched her roll onto the tracks? Nice.

    January 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TIMEFORPEACE

    Her survival is nothing short of a miracle, regardless of how she ended up in the tracks. I wish her a full and speedy recovery.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Median

    Jeanette,Although I've joined the 30 Day Blogging Challenge, my issue is I'm woirred about giving away too much free information.I always want lots of comments on my posts, and my list is trained to comment if I mail them. But if I mail my list each day about the new blog post, I can't send them to a paid offer.Plus I'm training them to get lots of free info from me every day without having to buy.I'll be on your webinar tomorrow.

    July 11, 2012 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
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