Updated: 1:49 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010 | Posted: 1:45 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010
Man's feet injured by MARTA train
By Kristi E. Swartz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
MARTA officials continue to investigate how a man got his feet stuck between the platform and an oncoming train early Saturday.
Bruce Keith Small, 43, remains at Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was hurt at the Edgewood-Candler Park station about 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
Small was in an off-limits area when he tried to board a westbound MARTA train and did not, MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris said. He fell backward off of the platform, Harris said.
"We're not sure why he stumbled off the platform," Harris said.
Small tried to get up and couldn't before another westbound train approached the station, Harris said. A MARTA police officer on that train saw Small and summoned Atlanta Fire Department and DeKalb emergency personnel to the station, Harris said.
"He was stuck, and his feet were seriously injured," Harris told the AJC.
"It's an accident, no foul play involved," Harris added. "We continue to look into what happened."
-- Staff writer Larry Hartstein contributed to this report.
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