A commuter in Atlanta caught the moment a group of Good Samaritans rescued a visually impaired man who had fallen onto the subway tracks minutes before a train pulled into the station.
Jason Molineaux told WSB-TV that he had just gotten of a MARTA train at the downtown station around 8 a.m. Thursday when he heard yelling and screaming.
“You can tell it wasn’t just regular hoot and hollering that happens on MARTA,” he said. “It was like something that was wrong.”
Molineaux pulled out his phone and began recording after he saw two people immediately jump onto the tracks to pull the victim off the rails. Another group of people then helped hoist the man onto the platform.’
Molineaux commended the men on their bravery.
“”It was super brave because the thought did cross my mind to jump down with them, but you have to think about the fact that there’s electricity and you don’t know when the next train is coming,” he said. “How are you going to help the guy?”
One of the men who jumped onto the tracks, Chris Summers, said once he heard the calls for help he didn’t think twice about the danger the good deed posed.
“There was a split second when I looked around and said, ‘There’s no police here. It’s just me. Do I need to be the one who jumps in?’” he said. “I don’t remember looking for a train, but I remember looking at the rails and just hopped right in.”
Several police officers arrived at the scene as soon as the victim was back on the platform. He suffered a broken ankle and was scheduled to receive surgery Thursday.
About a minute later, a train pulled into the station, witnesses said.
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