Man rescued after falling onto Green Line tracks
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A man was rescued after he fell onto tracks on the Green Line, right as a train was about to pull out of the station. Other passengers at Haymarket Station jumped in to save him.
The train pulled into Haymarket Station at 12:17 p.m. on Thursday. Within minutes of its doors opening, a man whom T officials say was drunk, stumbled down the steps and into the trains wheel well; the space between the platform and train’s wheels.
"It’s kind of crazy. If I'm standing next to someone I take a step back sometimes you never know. People are crazy,” one man said.
It's not clear how other passengers realized what happened, but they came running from all ends of the platform in order to help him. One woman actually banged on the window to alert the conductor. It took several minutes, but eventually they were able to pull the man to safety, leaving him on the platform uninjured.
"Rather than leaving him on the platform, I think they should have taken him to the hospital. That would have been good," a woman said.
Just two and a half years ago, a 26-year-old intoxicated woman fell on the tracks after lighting up a cigarette. She was rescued by T passengers as well.
T riders that 7News talked with say they feel good knowing they're surrounded by people with a conscience.
“Hopefully everyone does the right thing, and I’m just glad someone did,” one man said.
MBTA officials said the man was transported to the hospital as a precaution.