Teen ‘pushed out of train’



October 10, 2016
Teen ‘pushed out of train’

TRAGEDY: At Bonteheuwel station

A young man nearly lost his life due to 'people pushing in an overcrowded carriage'.

This teenager is lucky to be alive after he survived being pushed out of a moving train.

The 18-year-old was on his way home from visiting a friend on Thursday evening when he was pushed out of an overcrowded carriage at Bonteheuwel station.

Kyle Abrahams landed on the platform before tumbling down to the tracks.

The boy was rushed to Groote Schuur Hospital, after sustaining injuries to his face, a broken left leg, a cracked skull and swelling on the brain.

His ouma Lilly van Delin, 52, says she did not recognise her grandson as he was wheeled out of the X-ray room.

“I did not know it was him until someone indicated to me,” Lilly says emotionally.

INJURED: Kyle Abrahams, 18, suffered broken bones

She says Kyle, who lives with his mom in Lekkerwater Caravan Park, near Fish Hoek, told her what happened the next day.

According to Kyle, he had a third class ticket, but had gotten into a first class carriage.

He said security guards threw him out but when he tried to get into a packed third class carriage, the train started moving.

He says people were pushing and he fell out.

Lilly says: “He was found on the tracks and by all accounts he should be dead. It is a miracle that he has survived.”

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott said she would only have access to Thursday’s files today, while police did not respond to Daily Voice queries by last night.

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