October 1, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Firefighters say a man is fighting for his life after he was rescued from underneath a train car at a North Hollywood area light rail station.
Los Angeles fire spokesman Brian Humphries says firefighters responded to a report that a man was trapped under a Metro Red Line train at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The man was pulled from underneath an 82,000-pound rail car after firefighters de-energized the third rail and lifted the car.
Humphries says the man was unconscious and not breathing at times during the rescue and is now in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai hospital.
Sheriff's authorities will review surveillance tape in an effort to figure out how the man ended up on the tracks.
One firefighter suffered a head laceration while trying to rescue the man.
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