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. Brenda

    Made such a huge deal trying to humiliate the lady who fell into a fountain at Berkshire Mall while texting, yet no reason/excuse given for this woman? Why the "special treatment"?

    January 25, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • T_Webb

      She was trying to kill herself... that's why.

      January 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    The Gays and Lesbians pusned her off the platform. They were waiving rainbow banners.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. john dude

    u gay people

    January 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Who invented the wheel?

    because she was in a wheelchair.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lenita

    This whole country sucks, the government lies to people every day and dumb rich americans believe all of it because they think there fooling someone , there fooling their on kind mostly (republican ) and rich dem.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GaPeach

    After reading the comments and getting a better take on the story; it is tragic that she tried to commit suicide. I believe Atlanta still has a law that can keep her in a hospital and observe her for 72 hours. Not long, but hopefully will help her. However, if she does try again, she should not do it where it ties up any kind of transportation in Atlanta; it is bad enough already.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleo

      re: GaPeach.....your not the brightest star in the sky.............sorry, but, a women wants to kill herself and all your think of is public trans?................typical southern GaPeach .

      January 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. georgie

    @ lenita....sorry, just had to comment... dumb mean – can't speak..."there fooling" should read they're fooling...same mistake again there instead of they're ....and should be they're instead of their....OWN is spelled o w n not on.............just sayin' 😉

    January 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      @Georgie... At least lenita spelled Republican correctly. 🙂

      January 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. georgie

    @ lenita...sorry.....their is used properly...

    January 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    No matter what the headline, people feal the need to interject comments that are either political, racist or religous based. I have come to the fact that this is a way of life on these blogs, oh well. Everyonce in a while there will be a comment that is on target. I am not sure what is more disturbing, why dd this woman jump or that the CNN HQ is not that far from the location of this story. How can you get video and reports from all over the world, but can't give details in your own backyard?...Still baffled....

    January 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jill

    Someone needs to send this reporter back to journalism school

    In journalism, the Five W's (also known as the Five W's (and one H), or Six W's) is a concept in news style, research, and in police investigations that are regarded as basics in information-gathering.[1] It is a formula for getting the "full" story on something. The maxim of the Five W's (and one H) is that for a report to be considered complete it must answer a checklist of six questions, each of which comprises an interrogative word:[2]

    * Who is it about?
    * What happened (what's the story)?
    * When did it take place?
    * Where did it take place?
    * Why did it happen?
    * How did it happen?

    (source, wikipedia)

    January 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ptj

      Funny Funny, I never even considered a blog journalism before. So if you write a blog you can acutually call yourself a reporter. Well, I am not housewife afterall;l I am a journalist. I write 4 different blogs. Newspaper reporters write on a fifth grade lever, so what do blog writers write on? A second grade level? I think you expect too much from a blog. But I do like the idea of pretending I am a journalist though. Oh, I am so important!

      January 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sharriqagal

    shonuff dat ladie felled on rayroad traks dank she b 1 luky biatch shonuff!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randy

      why don't you spare us and go jump in front of a train.

      January 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. georgie

    Jill....I know that I am cynical, but, TV news stopped being journalism long ago...sad, but true

    January 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lars

    CNN world headquarters is located about 1500 feet from where this incident occurred. There was a lot more detail on the TV news here in Atlanta this morning. Why a CNN "This Just In" piece that's dated 12:35 pm EST should be so lacking in detail is beyond me. The incident happened hours ago.

    January 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Johnny

    If at first you don't succeed,

    January 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 1dumbpeasant

    English Teacher, Isn't verticle incorrect?

    January 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
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