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Man calls 911 while being dragged by train
Published: July 13th 2009
Source: Henry Stancu - Toronto Star
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A man who partly severed his foot after tumbling into the well of a moving train car in Toronto's west end was able to pull out his cellphone and call 911 as he was carried more than 5 kilometres.

Toronto police Sgt. Tim Burrows said three friends were drinking on a train parked in the Lambton rail yards. When the train started to move, Burrows said, he tumbled into the well of a container car, where his leg slipped through an opening and was dragged along the ground.

"Trespassing, leading to misadventure, leading to ouch!" Burrows said.

The man fell into the train car at the CP rail yards near Runnymede Ave. and Dundas. St. W., and was carried almost to Bathurst St.

When rescuers found the man, in his twenties, his right foot was partially severed.

That's when he told police he had made the 911 call.

He was taken to St. Michael's Hospital in serious but stable condition.

 
 
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