Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Etc. Hollywood/Vine Metro fall.

I happened upon some Tuesday morning chaos this morning on my drive to work. A man was rescued after falling onto the Metro tracks just after 7:30 a.m. at the Hollywood/Vine Station (recently re-vamped with the addition of the New W Hotel Hollywood). In a city where public transportation isn't the most popular way to travel, this is a good lesson to be really careful if and when one uses the Metro. My BlackBerry almost fell onto the T tracks in Boston last summer, and that was a close enough call for me. Standing far back from the edge of the platform (well behind the marked safety lines) is always smart.

Luckily (miraculously) the man was still breathing when pulled to safety, and he's now in the hospital. It's unclear if this fall was accidental or on purpose, but either way it's good to hear he survived it.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

Photo credit: KTLA

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