Police have made an arrest after a man told DART police he was hit from behind causing him to become trapped under a rail car Monday night in East Oak Cliff, investigators say.
Anthony Davis, 27, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Feb. 11 incident at Morrell Station, a DART spokesman said. Online records showed Davis was held in the Dallas County Jail on $50,000 bond.
Dallas Fire-Rescue crews used the "Jaws of Life" to lift the Blue Line rail car high enough to pull Juan Carlos Suarez Diaz free from beneath the train, spokesman Jason Evans said. Diaz was transported to Methodist Medical Center and remained there Saturday recovering from his injuries, DART investigators said.
Diaz told Telemundo 39 that people laughed at him, rummaged through his pockets and filmed the ordeal while cheering that he was alive. Diaz said he suffered multiple fractures in both of his legs and has other internal injuries.
"I want them arrested. My life isn't going to be the same anymore," Diaz said. "God was with me, because if God wasn't with me, I'd be dead."
When reached by phone Saturday, Diaz was emotional and said he was grateful an arrest was made. He said his focus was on recovering and didn't know when he'd be released from the hospital
Diaz said surveillance cameras were not working at the time of the assault.
Police have not confirmed Diaz's account of the incident. DART officials said investigators are reviewing rail car video and looking for witnesses.