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. Jeff Frank

    Well CNN? Did the woman experience a lapse in conciousness? Was the woman pushed? Did the woman simply not watch where she was going? Did the woman try to commit suicide? CNN, Did the woman? Curious minds want to know.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • rhonda

      Back in the day when the only form of news we had was TV, reporters had plenty of time to get all of those details. Now, in order to be the first with the story they have to publish just the bare basic facts. We'll find out more tonight or tomorrow, I hope.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      @Dover: Nice to see the internet allows people to be nasty, for no good reason under the cover of anonymity. You are the reason this country sucks.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcus

      Eat your hamburger and shut up. America wants you to be stupid, so do as America says.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • john dude


      January 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • PAPilot

      Did she want a lawsuit?

      January 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • goss

      It's call "This Just In" which means not all the details are known yet.

      January 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • English Teacher

      The word "fell" is a descriptive verb which on its own gives way to the fact that a person lost balance and became non verticle by accident. If she tried to commit suicide the author would have used the verb "threw" if she was put there by the malicious act of others the author would have used the verb"pushed" Does that clear it up for you?

      January 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Maybe she was texting...only this wasn't a fountain. haha

      January 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • MamaMia

      She was texting while boarding the train.... She run to a pole while texting in the train station last week.....Next, I am sure she will bump into Obama while texting....

      January 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • chuckles

      Unfortunately we will never know because the story will either get lost in the mix or the journalsit will never finish the story. I love the media! Micheal Jackson???? Bristol??? How about some news that matters.

      January 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scope

      @Jeff Frank the lady jumped out of her wheelchair and onto the tracks. She's being tested for mental stability. It was crazy seeing all of that... even if it made me late to class.

      January 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Atlanta Guy

    Actually, she didn't fall of the platform. She handed the woman next to her a note and wheeled herself off the platform. I was on the shuttle bus with a woman who saw the whole thing. She was pretty shaken up.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lean6

      Wasn't her time to go. At least she didn't register this suicide FAIL with a shotgun blast in the mouth. Can you ask her to pick some numbers for me? I only need six. 😉

      January 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Curious?

    she wheeled off the platform...so was she in a wheelchair?

    January 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jenya

      Read AJC.com to see more details. It is insinuated that is was a suicide. She was in a wheelchair and allegedly jumped out of it in front of the train. We need to

      January 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ?

    Wheeled? She was wearing roller skates?

    January 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • holyfreakincow


      January 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • holyfreakincow

      She was trying to land with her skates on the rails so that the train could push her to a new land speed record on skates.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Atlanta Guy


    January 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ralph

    Trapped under a train. . .so was she hit? Was the train stopped and she rolled under it? This is possibly the worse article I have ever written. It might as well say, " I don't know what happened."

    January 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dover

      Then leave. Why waste you time with a comment?

      January 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amerrica

      LMAO!! this is true. I laughed so hard I had to leave my desk @dover, your stupid.

      January 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logic

      Bad, yes. Worst ever written? You don't come here much eh?

      January 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Worst "YOU" have ever written? So you wrote it? Where's the rest of the info?

      January 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • suesark

      It's the worst article you've ever written??? Written? You wrote this?? Maybe we all make some journalistic mistakes once in a while. Maybe CNN was just getting the first bits of information on this story...wanted to get it out there asap so gave us a sketchy story. Maybe they will elaborate more later. Maybe the rest of the details are too sensitive. Geez! Can we be any more intolerant these days?

      January 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dad-Gum!

    She made me late for work with this foolishness!!!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    I bet she was texting while walking.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. skyeler

    not sufficient information, this article needs to be more detailed, there are lots of questions we are wondering about, who agrees with me?

    January 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bibs

    And she lived? That's crazy!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. YoMod

    There are a lot of Republicans in Georgia, so we know there is a high probability that she is stupid

    January 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Yes, there are a lot of Republicans in Georgia, but Atlanta is heavily Democratic. So yes, as someone most likely from Atlanta and most likely a Democrat, there is a high probability that she is stupid.

      January 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy


      January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ex-Atlantan

    This is at Five Points station and anyone familiar with that part of Atlanta knows its packed with crazies and crackheads. Not surprised by this story at all.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • john dude

      shut up

      January 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    Allow me to help CNN. The woman was in a wheel chair, she reportedly got up and dove onto the tracks. She fell between the tracks and the tain did indeed go over her. She was coherant and talking to FF and EMS while beneath the train. Rescuers stated she had a head injury, but the 30 ish woman's small size helped save her from more serious injuries from the under carrige of the train.

    January 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Feenigal

    She will try suicide again.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stupid - NOT

    The AJC articles says the woman was in a wheel chair and as the train approached, she jump from the wheel chair into the path of the train. The train operator slammed on the brakes, but 2 cars ran directly over the lady, and she had to be pulled from beneath the train with ropes. Power was cut to the station to prevent her electrocution. She appeared to be a white woman in her mid-to-late 40s...

    January 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      How do you "jump" from a wheelchair? Not being able to jump is one reason she's IN the chair right?

      January 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
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