Heroic Bystanders Save Man in Wheelchair From NYC Subway Tracks

A cell phone video captured the moment a man jumped onto the subway tracks to save a wheelchair-bound man at the Union Square station in Manhattan.

A startling video captured the moment a man fell out of his wheelchair and onto the subway tracks at the Union Square station in Manhattan. Without any hesitation, a stranger jumped onto the tracks to pull the man to safety just before the train rolled into the station.

With the help of some other bystanders on the platform, they were able to pull the man up as the train started coming around the corner.


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“This afternoon in Union Square a man in a wheelchair somehow ended up on the subway tracks,” the Twitter account @SubwayCreatures posted on Thursday with the 40-second clip. “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!”

Police say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. The man who fell from his wheelchair was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is in stable condition.

The video quickly went viral on social media, and while there were comments about people recording the incident instead of helping, the woman who captured the moment said she hopes people take positivity from the situation.

Dr. Rob Davidson responded to the video on Twitter with, “There are very good people in this world who care about others. Sometimes we need a reminder.”

“Need to know where to get a taxi or bagel? Do not ask us New Yorkers. Need your life saved? Ask,” tweeted Keith Olberman.


Image source: Subway Creatures