Katie Wenszell, 28, is back home on Thursday, after suffering multiple injuries and nearly died while trying to rescue her mother in August.
A Milwaukee woman who was hit by a train while saving her mother’s life during a visit to Atlanta last month was finally home with her family on Thursday, after enduring five operations in five weeks, reports said.
Katie Wenszell, 28, had saved her mother Sue, who had pushed off a platform and onto the tracks on an Atlanta MARTA station. Wenszell, which pushed her mother to the safety, and was then hit by the oncoming train.
Its several operations included a leg amputation and facial reconstruction, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported.
This is a NEW picture of Katie — who is now out of the hospital and back home! Hear her story @ 11PM @wsbtv. pic.twitter.com/kRtQuZP99L
— Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) September 28, 2018
The police later arrested suspect Christopher Patrick of Brooklin, 28, who is charged with aggravated assault and battery.
There was no indication of Brooklin knew the woman with whom he allegedly pushed, MARTA Police Public Information Officer Cpl. Brian Lauda told FOX 5 Atlanta.
DAUGHTER, 28, SUFFERED HORRIFIC INJURIES TO SAVE THE MOTHER OF THE RAILWAY, AFTER THE SUSPECT CLAIMED PRESSURE: REPORTS
Witnesses to the MARTA station, had given their stories about what happened.
AMAZING VIDEO: Watch as the women hit by the train crawl to get help. Witness Chris Wisdom laid down what he described as “awe-inspiring.” We have more of his video of the terrifying moments after a woman was pushed off the tracks FOLLOWING on @FOX5Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/UsDcEDpD41
— Alexa Liacko FOX 5 (@AlexaLiackoFOX5) August 20, 2018
“I saw her legs dangling, and she screamed for mercy. … It is sickening,” one witness told FOX 5. “As she gets dragged on for a good little distance. For about 10 minutes, we sit there, not knowing whether they’re dead or alive.”
Medics drove to Atlanta to escort Wenszell house, WSB reported.
“I’m still a fighter, as you can see with all the injuries that I’ve had. I’m still making progress, and eventually (will) live a normal life again.”
– Katie Wenszell
“Generally, I would say, I am doing a lot better than I do,” she said. “I’m still a fighter, as you can see with all the injuries that I’ve had. I’m still making progress, and eventually (will) live a normal life again.”
Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.