An LRT-1 passenger ended up in the intensive care unit after his left foot got stuck in the train's closing door causing him to be dragged on the platform on Monday morning, GMA News' Jun Veneracion reported on 24 Oras on Tuesday.
Aside from suffering multiple injuries on his face, victim Julieto Eco also has internal bleeding in the brain, prompting doctors at the Adventist Medical Center to bring him to the ICU.
"Mayroon pong bali sa ilong atsaka po doon sa may harapan, sa may noo. Mayroon pong konting pagdudugo sa utak," said Dr. Jasmine Migriño, senior resident of the hospital.
Eco was trying to enter a train at the Gil Puyat Station when the door suddenly closed. Though having a difficult time speaking, he recalled that he was in haste to take the train ride when the door closed.
"Automatically nago-open talaga 'yun. Eh ngayon parang hindi. Bigla-biglang paalis ['yung train], palakas hanggang sigaw kami ng sigaw," Eco said.
"Pihit ako nang pihit hanggang napatumba sa platform," he added.
The management of LRT-1 assisted Eco but believed he was to blame for the accident.
The station's CCTV camera footage shows Eco still trying to enter the train despite the warning buzzer. The security guard did not notice it as he thought Eco was just standing on the platform.
"Pag warning buzzer na, huwag nang piliting sumakay. Kasi maaaksidente pa sila," said Engineer Rodrigo Bolario, operations director of LRT-1.
The report said a number of LRT-1's trains still have no advanced sensors, meaning their doors do not automatically open when something gets stuck in them. —Anna Felicia Bajo/KBK, GMA News