Commuters in New York saved a man who was passed out on snowy Subway tracks by dragging him up to a platform before the train arrived.
Liliana Vicente, who first saw the man, captured the dramatic incident on her cell phone Thursday morning at the Avenue H station in Brooklyn.
The weeping Vicente can be heard shouting out, ‘Sir?! Sir, please wake up!’ from the platform.
She continues to scream in furious attempts to wake the man as other commuters come by to help.
A group of commuting good Samaritans saved the life of a man passed out on the train tracks
Active bystander Liliana Vicente captured the daunting moment on cellphone video Thursday at the Avenue H station in Brooklyn, New York
Vicente then cries out and she looks over at the fast-approaching Q train, ‘No, please stop!’
The group of good Samaritans were doing the most to try and pause the oncoming Manhattan-bound train.
Then, Vicente, runs to press the emergency call button nearby, which stops the train.
‘My God,’ Vicente said. ‘Thank God the train has stopped.’
Then, Vicente, runs to press the emergency call button nearby in hopes to stop the train before it enters the station
Shortly after, the group was able to climb down the service ladder to reach the man and pull him to safety onto the platform.
‘A lady grabbed the guy from the left, and a guy, the guy from the right and me from the bottom,’ Vicente shared with NBC New York.
‘If this happens to me, I wish someone would help me too, you know?’ she added.
‘I was worried that the train was coming over him. It was right there … I was going to see that horrible (event) where maybe (something worse could have happened).’
Shortly after, the group was able to climb down the service ladder to reach the man and pull him to safety onto the platform
The man, said to be in his 50’s, regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital.
It is unclear how the man ended up on the tracks.
Local police and fire departments have not yet provided an update on his condition.
He has not been identified.
Local police and fire departments have not yet provided an update on his condition