MANILA – A man who jumped in front of an oncoming train at the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) has survived but in critical condition at a hospital in Caloocan City on Wednesday.
In a statement, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) spokesperson Jacqueline Gorospe said the male passenger jumped onto the LRT-1 tracks at around 4:40 a.m. as a train headed northbound was approaching the Monumento Station.
The Caloocan City police's East Grace Park sub-station identified the victim as 31-year-old Georick San Juan who lost his right foot and is currently in critical condition.
Operations and security teams of the LRMC -- the operator and maintenance provider of the LRT-1 -- immediately responded to the incident which caused delays as train operations were only limited to transport between Baclaran and Blumentritt areas.
“Upon seeing that the male passenger was conscious, the LRMC team together with the Caloocan local government unit pulled out the passenger from the tracks and brought him to the nearby Caloocan Hospital for medical examination and treatment,” Gorospe said.
Normal operations at the LRT-1 resumed around 5:59 a.m., allowing for the continued operation of trains between Baclaran and Quezon City.
“As LRMC remains steadfast in providing safe and reliable transportation, we appeal to the riding public to follow the rules and regulations implemented in LRT-1 premises,” she said.
She added that LRT-1 personnel may deny entry to individuals who are deemed to be a “safety and security risk.” (PNA)