People help a man – level 3
Commuters in Australia teamed up this morning to help free a man whose leg was trapped between a train and a platform, by lining up alongside the carriage and pushing the train.
The man became stuck after he slipped and one leg became wedged in the gap, as he attempted to board a Stirling to Perth train.
In dramatic CCTV footage, commuters can be seen rushing to the man’s assistance and tipping the whole carriage in a bid to free him. Passengers were originally asked to move to one side of the carriage in order to transfer the weight of the train away from the man. Sadly, that plan failed, so passengers exited the train, lined up alongside the carriage and started pushing. An ambulance was called to the station but the man did not sustain any serious injuries.
Difficult words: commuter (person who travels a long distance to work), team up (to join to work on something together), carriage (train car), wedge (to force something into a narrow space), CCTV footage (security camera video), in a bid (in an attempt), sustain (to have).
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