Man urinating on tracks hit in head by subway train

Marge Karabelski keeps vigil over her comatose son Tommy yesterday at St. Mike's Hospital. Tommy,...

Marge Karabelski keeps vigil over her comatose son Tommy yesterday at St. Mike's Hospital. Tommy, also pictured below, was in town from Detroit visiting his girlfriend when he was partially hit by a TTC subway train at Islington station last Saturday. (VERONICA HENRI/Toronto Sun)

Kevin Connor, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:34 AM ET

TORONTO -- A 22-year-old Detroit man remains in a coma after being hit by a subway train when he got too close to the edge of the platform after relieving himself.

Tommy Karabelski was out for a night with his friends Saturday when he was hit after going beyond the subway platform's yellow do-not-pass.

He is now in a coma at St. Michael's Hospital with two brain bleeds, eye socket and facial damage, a thinning vein in his neck, blood in his lungs and listed in serious condition.

"Kids do stupid things and he isn't out of the woods yet,” his mother Marge Karabelski said Thursday at the hospital with her son. ”We are hoping for a full recovery.

“ If nothing else, hopefully this will stop someone else from doing the same thing,".

Karabelski, a warehouse worker , was in town visiting his Toronto girlfriend to celebrate her birthday.


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