Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monorail sued for closing the door too early

A telemarketing executive who was dragged by a monorail car for about eight metres after her hand got caught in the door, is seeking compensation over her injuries.

Lim Cui Hong, 24, had tried to board the monorail at Bukit Bintang station after work on Feb 9, but decided at the last minute to get off as the car was too crowded.

The automatic doors, however, caught her left hand when they closed.

"A guard knocked on the glass near the driver's seat to notify him, but the train started moving. I was dragged along for about eight metres, scraping the metal railings on the platform," Lim said at MCA's Public Services and Complaints Department press conference yesterday.

Lim's hand was freed as the train finally stopped but she fell into the gap between the platform and the train.

She was injured on her hands, body and legs and three of her front teeth were chipped during the fall - The Star