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Denver Woman Dead After Dragged 30 Feet by Light-Rail Train

September 25, 2011 by The Sawaya Law Firm

According to one witness, the train’s conductor spied her trying to gain entry and motioned for her to come around to the other side. Other witnesses said she did so, but somehow got hooked on the train in the process and was dragged underneath.

When the train came to a stop some 30 feet later, the woman was found limp. Paramedics were called and she was administered CPR, then rushed to a local hospital, where she later died.

Accidents like this one happen every day across the U.S. Though drivers are trained to open doors and board passengers only at designated stops, they don’t always do so. In addition, passengers sometimes take it upon themselves to try and board in undesignated areas, endangering their own lives and, often times, the lives of others.

If you frequent public transportation, please take this advice: Don’t try to get on anywhere except at designated stops. Board only when the vehicle, whether bus or light rail, comes to a complete stop, and watch your step when getting on and off. Your life could depend on it!

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