A group of brave good Samaritan commuters jumped onto the subway tracks after a man fell from a platform in Brooklyn on Thursday, Oct. 24—while a train operator slammed on the brakes just in time to avoid hitting the man.
A man fell onto the tracks from a platform at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn just after 8 a.m. Thursday morning, an MTA spokesman said. Commuters jumped onto the tracks to help the man and a train operator pulled his brake just in time to avoid hitting the fallen man.
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First responders later took the man to NYU-Langone-Brooklyn Hospital.
“I was taking my time pulling into the station because I noticed a little crowd gathering on the platform,” McFarlane said. “It’s rush hour so you expect a lot of people on the platform but out of the corner of my eye I saw a guy stumble between the crowd because he was passing out.”
Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano called McFarlane “a true hero” for stopping his train in time.
“There’s no doubt he saved this man from a gruesome death or serious injury,” said Utano. “This could have been yet another tragedy.”