April 25, 2018 11:34 pm
Updated: April 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Man seriously injured after leg gets caught between train and platform at Edmonton LRT station

WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton police say a man was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury after getting caught between a train and the platform at the Belvedere LRT Station on Wednesday night. Sarah Kraus has the details.

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A man was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury after he kicked a LRT car and then got caught between the train and the platform at the Belvedere Station on Wednesday night.

Police officers were called to the northeast Edmonton transit station for an unrelated call shortly after 8 p.m. when they found the injured man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, lying on the ground.

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“Some witnesses talked to them and directed them to the platform then located a young male laying down with a significant injury to his leg,” Staff Sgt. Paul Czerwonka said.

A spokesperson with the city said the man kicked the train car. Police said the man then fell down and got his leg tangled between the train and the platform.

Czerwonka said the incident serves as a reminder of how dangerous trains can be when people get too near them.

“You don’t want to get too close… this man might lose his leg unfortunately.”

Czerwonka added the man was conscious and breathing when he was taken away by paramedics and that he did not believe the injuries were life-threatening.

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