Metro Sun Daily


LRT-1 passenger jumps onto tracks, suffers head abrasions, loses leg

A 26-year old male passenger was reported to have jumped onto the southbound tracks of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Blumentritt Station as a train was approaching.

The train operator was able to immediately apply the emergency brake when the passenger jumped on the tracks.

Following the incident, provisional service was implemented from Baclaran to Central Station at 6:12 am.

First responders rescued the passenger from under the train at around 6:33 am. He was found conscious, with head abrasions and severed left foot.

The passenger was rushed to a hospital, and is currently being treated. As of 9:32 am, the passenger is in stable condition and is now having an X-Ray.

Full operations of the LRT-1 resumed at 6:44 am.