Watch your step when exiting the subway…

Dude opening door of a moving CTA train from the inside

A strange video has surfaced online that appears to show a man opening the doors of a moving CTA train from the inside at an underground Red Line station.

He jumps off the moving train and falls violently onto the platform, as shown on this video. It isn’t clear from the video if the man was badly hurt in the fall

  • luna

    That was just awful.

  • AlanUK

    Possible reasons??
    1 He wanted to get on the train at the neighbouring platform
    2 He flunked Physics
    3 He wanted to sue the train company for any harm
    4 He was a supporter of “My Black Life Doesn’t Matter”
    5 He was just plain stupid (unlikely, because he knew how to open the door of a moving train).
    6 Any other reason?
    Seriously, I hope he did not hurt himself too badly. He appears not to have skittled over others waiting.

  • lolwut?

    Reminds me of when I worked at Centre Island, idiots (Dads usually) jumping off the Merry-go-round while it’s moving full speed, more then a few cracked heads and a broken arms.

    Pro-tip, if your gonna do it, you have face in the direction of the spin and step backwards in the opposite direction of the rotation of the ride..

    My favorite was dads grabbing onto the outside poles from a standing position
    and seeing the stunned look on their face when their arm gets pulled from it’s socket.

    Nothing more pleasant then hearing that bouncing coconut sound of a human head hitting a hard surface.

    • AlanUK

      You’re a hard man!

      • lolwut?

        Not pleasant in that I like it, It’s one of those sounds you never get used to, I live around more then a few bars, I hear it a few times a year.

    • Ouches to think about it!

      • lolwut?

        90% of a job on amusement rides is trying to prevent people from hurting themselves.

        Super hero dads trying to impress their kids were worst of the worst.

        One time though, during a heat wave, one of the ponies went berzerk
        with a kid tangled into the saddle straps as it jumped over the fences
        a big ass dude chased it down, grabbed it a headlock tackle and took it down without hurting the kid, impressive.

  • Spatchcocked

    Don’t want to boast but I will…..when I started railroading there were no radios so one had to climb up onto the top of boxcars to relay hand signals to the fireman or engineer….
    Now let me assure you that when pushing 30 or 40 cars and jumping from one boxcar to another to remain in view (track curvature)of the man halfway to the engine one learned to do it rightly or one ended up knocked off or run over.
    Rain snow darkness….us heroes with our little lamps keeping the wheels of commerce and progress turning….we deserve the Order of Canada from a grateful nation………no wonder we drank on the job.

    • lolwut?

      That’s an average day in Russia.. 😉

    • Doug Kursk

      Jesus!…order of Canada? Did you perform abortions in between jumps? 😉

    • Cat-astrophe

      Back before safety took over, we certainly would take chances in the execution of our jobs.

  • Spatchcocked

    Oops sorry…forgot my point as usual….getting off and on a boxcar moving by at up to say 20 mph required good hand eye etc etc….especially onto main line ballast(rocks the size of baby’s heads).
    We often remarked the most agile strong capable of us were the Frenchmen….them quebecers were positively simian in their athleticism.
    Smallish wiry always yak yak yak of course but outstanding fellows. I salute their memory from years afar.

  • Hard Little Machine

    white people control newtonian physics, yo.

    • Doug Kursk

      ..yeah..fys-sixs be suma white con-struc, brah!..soooo ray-ciss, yo!

      I jump! (keerr-splat!)


  • Brett_McS

    My first trip for work involved catching a coal train in Queensland to gather some data and I was told I would have to literally catch the train by standing on the ballast and jumping on it as it went past; there was no way they were going to stop a full, mile long coal train to pick up some engineer. I waited with a certain amount of trepidation at the designated location, but when I saw the train coming I almost laughed – it was coming up the hill at barely walking pace, so I had no problem jumping on.

  • Tsquare

    He missed his Darwin Award – he survived.

  • Spatchcocked

    A friends workmate stepped off the first engine to get on the second unit with snow banked up either side of the track…only doing 3 or 4 mph…kept sliding underneath ….finally ran over himself……stupid stuff happens.

    All hand brakes used to be at the top of the boxcar…many guys knocked off….just hope you’re on the tail end brother…..then it’s just the 13 foot drop to concern you….

  • simus1

    See, just like I warned everyone !
    That nonskid matting is dangerous.

  • Doug Kursk

    Watched that loop for a good 5 minutes whilst drinking my delicious, hot coffee.
    Ahhh. Coffee. So good.

    Non western people amuse me when they try to navigate my world.
    The stupidity burns so white hot her, that you can feel the flush on your face.

  • Clink9

    He’s auditioning for the next Jackass movie.

  • Physics grad