A WOMAN who suffered horrific injuries after being run over by two Tube trains said that no one heard her screams for 15 minutos.
Sarah de Lagarde, 44, was travelling home from work on September 30 when she lost her footing and fell down the gap between the train and the platform edge.
Sarah, from Camden, Norte de Londres, lay on the tracks at High Barnet station where she lay calling out for help without anyone realising.
During the horror incident, she was hit by a tube leaving the station before being run over by another pulling in.
And the stricken mum claims she “could have died at least ten times” on night of her accident.
Speaking three months on from the accident, Sarah told Bom dia Grã-Bretanha that despite it being a “terrible thing to happen”, she felt “so privileged and grateful that I am alive”.
The mum-of-two said: ‘I’m good. I’m feeling fine, I mean obviously this is a terrible thing to happen to one but I’m so privileged and grateful that I am alive.
“That night I was told I could have died at least ten times, it was quite an accident to have happened but once you survive that, I was absolutely excited to be alive.
“The joy is there so if you think about it my family could have spent Christmas without me, the fact I am alive and that I am here is incredible.
“Everything has an extra sparkle to it.”
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Sarah had been travelling home from work but fell asleep on the train and missed her stop at Camden – instead waking up at the end of the line at High Barnet.
Rushing back to catch the tube, she slipped on the wet floor and fell down the gap between the train and the platform edge.
Sarah said she was left “bloodied and mangled” when the train hit her as it left the station.
She had already lost a lot of blood before she was run over again by another Tube pulling into the platform.
Depois de 15 minutes someone heard her cries for help and the emergency services were called.
She was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London, Whitechapel, before being transferred to a specialist unit where her arm and leg were amputated.
Sarah revealed that as she lay on the tracks, she thought: “Conversando pelo Zoom de seu, this is not supposed to happen I need to go home to see my family. That thought about my family kept me going.”
The mother said her two children are what have given her strength and resilience as she recovers from her life-changing injuries.
Ela adicionou: “I had to make them a promise when my eight year old was crying, speaking to me on facetime, I had to promise that I will be home for Christmas.’
Sarah is fundraising for an advanced prosthetic arm capable of acting on brain signals and have raised more than £278,000.
But she shared a message of hope on GMB, ditado: “Life is so so precious and an accident like this could have happened to anyone.
“That’s the thing and it makes you realise how precarious your life is and instead of worrying about the smaller things in life we should be focusing on the things that really matter and for me it was saying “I love my family, I love my husband, I love my children” and that sentiment should override everything else so don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Sarah was finally discharged from hospital last Friday and any extra money raised from her fundraiser will go to the hospital and air ambulance.
On her fundraising page, organised by husband Jeremy de Lagarde, Sarah wrote: “2022 was on track to be the best year of my life… I was enjoying my job, I went on outdoor adventures with my kids and climbed Kilimanjaro in August and then about a month later my year took a dark turn.
Eu obviamente pensei sobre isso, mas eu tinha um trabalho a fazer.”
“BUT I’m alive and so so grateful to celebrate Christmas with my family. I thank you for your support and your kind encouragements.
“Next year will be a whole new adventure, hopefully including new well functioning artificial limbs! I wish you all a fabulous year end, stay healthy and happy.”