10/08/2013 02:54 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2013

Man In Critical Condition After Jumping Off Train For Forgotten Phone: Cops

A Florida man who jumped off a moving train Monday night because he left his cellphone on a station bench is recovering from a serious head injury, police report.

Police say Eddie Diaz, 26, of Miami, reportedly pulled the emergency stop cord on the train when he realized what he had left at the West Palm Beach station.

As he jumped out of the train's front passenger door, he slipped and landed on the southbound platform, injuring his head.

At least one fellow passenger came to his aid.

"It looked like he was going into shock. It was just the back of the head and his nose was bleeding," the passenger who works in sports medicine told WPTV. "He was not able to talk but I asked him if he was able to blink or move his mouth and he was able to move his mouth for me."

"It's just what happens when you ride the Tri-Rail," another of the 50 passengers, who were delayed two hours because of the incident, told WPBF.

Diaz is in critical condition.



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