Cell phone footage captured the dramatic rescue of a man who was unconscious on the train tracks last week.
Linda Vicente, who shot the video, was waiting for a Q train at the Avenue H station in Flatbush, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, when she spotted the man lying on the tracks.
“It was the most scariest thing,” one of the witnesses told News 12 Brooklyn. “This man, slipped down on the platform and he passed out.”
“Sir? Sir, please wake up,” Vicente yelled in the video. “Sir! Please wake up! Sir, wake up!”
The other people on the Avenue H platform ran down toward the oncoming train, yelling for it to stop.
“I thought the train was going over him, I started crying,” Vicente told ABC News. “I had never seen that.”
The train stopped short of the station, and Vicente and two others, with the help of the people on the platform, pulled the man to safety.
“You hear stories, but when you’re there it’s so different, the feeling,” she told News 12.
After being pulled to safety, the man regained consciousness and asked to go home. He is still in the hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive, News 12 reported.
Twitter users shared the story of these good Samaritans.
— Justine Miller (@JustineIMiller) December 15, 2017
FRIGHTENING: An unconscious man who fell onto subway tracks in New York City is saved after bystanders signal for an approaching train to stop. pic.twitter.com/1gccFBf9GU
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) December 15, 2017
Vicente told ABC that seeing people pitch in to save a stranger’s life was rewarding.
“I think there are still kind people here in this world,” she said.
Vicente shrugs off the notion that people are calling her a hero. She told News 12 she was just doing the right thing. (For more from the author of “Raw Footage: Unconscious Man Passed out on Train Tracks, Pulled to Safety Moments Before Disaster” please click HERE)