ATLANTA — Two women — a 58-year-old woman and her daughter — were sent to a local hospital after they a MARTA train struck them just before 5 p.m. yesterday.
Authorities say an as-yet unidentified man with pushing one of the women in front of the train at the Midtown Station. Passengers on the platform then tried to help as the train approached.
Both women were conscious as paramedics transported the two to the hospital, WSB-AM reported.
One person was allegedly pushed wayside at Midtown Station late this afternoon and two people possibly made contact with a train. Both were conscious and alert when transported to the hospital. MARTA Police have a suspect in custody and are investigating at this time.
— MARTA Police (@MARTAPolice) August 19, 2018
Midtown Update: Suspect, age 28, in custody at this time. Ongoing investigation/charges pending. Patron, age 27, currently in surgery after being struck by train. Patron, age 58, in stable condition (unknown at present if struck by train). Rail service back to normal.
— MARTA Police (@MARTAPolice) August 20, 2018
“We tried to pull them out the track. The train was coming (too) fast, it tried to stop but it couldn’t,” WSB-TB quoted one witness as saying.