A shocking video shows a man who fell out of his wheelchair and onto the subway tracks being saved by a real-life American hero who pulled him to safety just seconds before a train rolled into the station.
The video, posted to Twitter account Subway Creatures and taken by WCBS writer Lauren Mennen on Wednesday, shows a rescuer frantically helping the man back onto the Union Square platform as an oncoming train barrels toward them.
With the help of some other civilians on the platform, the rescuer is able to pull the man up, just in the nick of time. The video shows the train coming around the corner immediately after.
This afternoon in Union Square a man in a wheelchair somehow ended up on the subway tracks. Luckily, a Good Samaritan jumped down and rescued the man about 10s before the train came into the station. Huge shoutout to whoever the guy is who jumped down to help! #subwaycreatures pic.twitter.com/Uhx2drg2NH
— Rick (@SubwayCreatures) August 4, 2021
The unidentified disabled man, in his 30s, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Lauren Mennen, a CBS reporter, who recorded the video praised the rescuer as a ‘hero’.
‘One man jumped right into action. He didn’t think twice whether he was going to go on those tracks,’ Mennen said.
‘I was like, people need this. There’s heroes in action and I was like I’m going to wave my hand at the train and it will all be good. I hope people just take positivity away from all this.’
The video of the heroic rescue effort quickly spread on social media as the dramatic scene shocked and uplifted viewers.
While this incident appears to have been an accident, New York’s subways have become increasingly unsafe during the pandemic.
The hero was not identified either.
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