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Passenger injured as metro takes off with doors open

16:17 21/11/2019

Closing metro doors injured a passenger on Tuesday night in Brussels. The passenger had to be taken to the hospital with injuries to the face.

La Capitale reported that the public transport user was trying to step off the metro at the last second at the Porte de Namur station. But the metro began to move before the doors were fully closed.

“The passenger was injured in the face and was taken to the hospital,” a Stib spokesperson told the paper. “They were treated but not admitted to hospital.”

It’s not the first time that a metro carriage has started to depart before the doors closed, but it is the first time that someone has been injured. “It’s an old metro, but that didn’t have anything to do with the accident,” said the spokesperson. “It appears to be due to human error.”

Photo: Marthe Deleersnyder/BELGA

Written by Lisa Bradshaw

Comments

Frank Lee

I see this every day: people so absorbed in their "virtual" world that they fail to notice where they are. Then, when reality sets in, they realize where they are and dash toward the bus/tram/train doors, often bumping into the incoming passengers.

Nov 21, 2019 18:04