Frankfurt – On New Year’s Eve, there was a serious accident at the subway station, which would have been fatal without the presence of mind of a passerby. A teenager was hit by a subway train and seriously injured.
That could have turned out worse. On the phone and ignoring a red light, a 16-year-old wanted to run across the tracks at the “Weißer Stein” underground station on Thursday evening ( December 31, 2020). At least that’s the current status of the police investigation. The young man is said to have overlooked the incoming U8, which was heading towards downtown Frankfurt. Just a few months ago, a 15-year-old was hit by an underground train in Frankfurt Heddernheim and seriously injured.
Several witnesses saw the disaster coming, a passerby reacted with presence of mind and pulled the teenager back. The subway driver also tried emergency braking at the last second – but too late. The subway caught the 16-year-old and seriously injured him. He was admitted to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
How the accident came about and further details will be brought to light by the investigations of the current days.