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  • On our way back from the bars near Logan Square in Chicago, my friend Eric and I were walking down to the subway stop when we found a girl laying unconscious on the train tracks, bleeding, with a bicycle on top of her.

    There was nobody else around.

    We looked around, stunned that she was just laying there, inches away from the feared "third rail" that is said to electrocute you if touched, and probably just minutes away from being run over by a train, which I am assuming would kill her.

    We jumped into emergency mode and quickly climbed down to lift the bike off of her, try to wake her up, and lift her lifeless body off the tracks and up onto the platform.

    When we got her onto the platform we saw she was bleeding from the mouth, pretty certain she lost some teeth (she was facedown on the tracks). She did show signs of consciousness, but never did fully wake up. She was mumbling a little. The best we could discern was that she was drinking or on drugs when she lost control of the bike and fell.

    We tried to alert the woman working at the station of the accident, telling her to call 911 (our phones didn't work underground), but she thought we were pranking her. We pleaded with her, telling her that a girl fell on the tracks and is seriously took a surprisingly long time to convince her to call for help. We stayed with the girl until paramedics arrived.

    We came back the next to use the train and observed the area, wondering what happened to that girl before she fell and after the medics arrived.

    This photo reminds me to pray for her.
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