Tragedy Avoided as Daughter Saved Her Mother From Subway Train


August 25, 2018

ATLANTA, GA—A brave, selfless, and quick-thinking daughter shoved her mother to safety after being pushed on the subway tracks in a downtown Atlanta subway station on Sunday, August 19, 2018, according to OnlineAthens.com. Shocked onlookers watched in horror as a male pushed the woman on to the tracks. The woman’s daughter swooped in a shoved her mother to relative safety as a train arrived at the station. Both women survived, and police apprehended the male.*

Atlanta Police charged the man with aggravated assault and battery in a public train station. Police have released a motive for why Brooklin, 28, would push a 58-year-old woman on to the train tracks as a commuter train approached the Midtown Station. 

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) officials wondered how the 58-year-old woman managed to escape serious injury. She was talking an alert when medics rushed to the scene amid the horrified witnesses. Miraculously, she was treated and released the same day from a local hospital Monday morning. 

The woman’s daughter was equally lucky. The 27-year-old woman threw herself onto the tracks to save her mother from certain death. She managed to get her mother to safety, but the train struck the rescuer. The daughter placed herself in grave danger and was severely injured. She underwent surgery for her injuries, and the hospital lists her in critical condition. She is expected to survive. Like her mother, she too was conscious and alert when emergency medical personnel attended to her at the scene of the incident. 

Meanwhile, Brooklin remained held in the Fulton County Jail on Monday. No lawyer was listed for him. There is no indication at this time whether he will face additional charges for his actions. Police did not say how he was identified as the alleged perpetrator of the crime. Shuttle service replaced train service from the remainder of the afternoon. Full rail service reopened Sunday evening. 

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