Just one week after the incident happened on LRT when a man whose foot got stuck between its doors, another tragic accident shocked many and this time took place on MRT at Ayala station.
Paano nahulog ang pasahero sa riles ng MRT Ayala station
Posted by Jacque Manabat on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
24-year-old Angeline Fernando lost her right arm yesterday in an accident that took place at MRT Ayala station. The CCTV footage of the event was shared on national television last night to show how the incident took place in the perspective of the CCTV. However, the extent of the accident was not clearly shown as the CCTV was positioned meters away from the scene.
This afternoon, Jacque Manabat came to the spot where the Fernando lost her arm to take the victim’s perspective. In the short video, Manabat took the audience in the area and did a bit of re-enactment on how the accident transpired.
According to Manabat, the platform where Fernando lost her arm was just a meter wide away from the approaching train so there’s really a great risk to passengers who are not alert enough with the approaching train as no barriers were installed to prevent the passengers from falling or jumping off the platform.
Fernando, moments before the accident happened was on her way to the elevator when she lost her consciousness and fell down the platform. Her right arm was severed by the impact of the approaching train and completely lost her arm between the first and the second train cars.
Luckily, a post graduate medical intern at Chinese General Hospital named Charlie Jandic came to the rescue and immediately gave Fernando first aid through placing a tourniquet around her wounded arm.
Fernando was rushed to Makati Medical Center and in less than 24 hours, surgeons were able to reconnect back her arm. She will be under observation until Friday but as of now, the 24-year-old passenger is already in stable condition.
In an interview, Fernando’s mom revealed that her daughter has history of fainting in crowded places which probably the reason why Fernando lost her consiousness yesterday at MRT Ayala station.