MARTA resumes service after woman jumps in front of train at East Lake station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 12, 2016
A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

A MARTA train passes over the mural at the corner of Dekalb Ave. and Arizona Ave. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. File Photo by Jonathan Phillips

This story has been updated. 

A woman attempted to jump in front of a MARTA train at the East Lake station in Decatur on Thursday afternoon, May 12.

The incident disrupted service on the green and blue lines for several hours. As of 8 p.m. May 12, service has been restored.

According to spokesperson Lyle Harris, the woman was unable to land in front of the train and instead crashed through the cabin door where the operator was stationed.

“At 5 o’clock at the East Lake station we had a female who apparently attempted to jump into the path of the oncoming train heading east bound,” Harris said. “She didn’t make it into the front of the train but apparently crashed through the cabin door where the operator sits.”

The woman was transported to the hospital. Harris said on Friday morning, May 13, that she suffered numerous broken bones and a head injury and is in “stable but critical condition.”

As a precaution, MARTA officials have de-energized the tracks following the incident.

 

Decaturish is working to obtain more information and will post updates when more information becomes available.

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