MRT commuter's arm reattached following accident

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Commuters at the MRT Ayala station were stopped from entering on Nov. 14 after a passenger was injured.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) — Doctors were able to reattach the arm of a commuter who was run over by a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train on Tuesday.

"Angeline's arm is reconnected to her body," said Transportation Undersecretary for Rail Cesar Chavez on Wednesday. "The bone, the nerve and vessels are reconnected. She is under observation at least until Friday (this week)."

 

Officials temporarily closed the MRT Ayala station in Makati on Tuesday afternoon after 24-year-old Pasay resident Angeline Fernando, a senior quality engineer at a Makati-based IT company, lost her right arm after an MRT train ran over it.

Read: MRT station closes temporarily after passenger injury

Fernando was then taken to the Makati Medical Center, some 15 minutes away from the station.

Initial reports said Fernando felt dizzy after alighting from the MRT northbound train, causing her to fall onto the tracks.

Chavez said Fernando's mother, Gloria, told him that Angeline gets dizzy when there are many people.

"Lumalabas siya minsan sa simbahan 'pag nagsisimba kami kasi nahihirapan siya huminga pag maraming tao," Fernando's mother told Chavez.

[Translation: She sometimes steps out of the church when we go to mass because she has difficulty breathing when there are many people.]

Chavez added that the government will extend financial assistance to Fernando.

"Spoke to Angeline, in the presence of a Senior Nurse and Angeline's friend, inside the operating room briefly at 5 a.m.," Chavez said. "Told her, "Hindi ka namin pababayaan.""

[Translation: I told her, "We will not leave you."]