“Luckiest Man Alive:” Subway Worker Saves Fallen Man Seconds From Being Hit By Oncoming Train

November 11, 2019 11:58

According to reports, New York is facing a warring trend. Nearly 900 incidents of people falling on the tracks or being hit by a train after staying to close on the platform took place in 2017. Last year, the number was even higher.

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Recently, one subway in San Francisco almost added one sad incident to the number if not for a fast-reacting subway worker who saved a life of one incredibly lucky man.

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A second to save a life

On Sunday, a man who was walking near the platform edge in Sun Francisco’s subway was pulled to safety by a subway worker just seconds before being hit by an oncoming train.

John O’Conner happened to stand in the right place at the right time when he spotted the man who wandered over the yellow line and fell onto the tracks. Reacting as fast as striking lightning, O’Conner pulled him up just moments before a train arrived into the station.

Judging by a security video released by the subway station’s Twitter account, it was a very close call. Only a second separated the man from the imminent death.

People’s comments

@Ross City of Liverpool:

That is seconds that man will never forget.

@Jeff 5252:

Ppl like this deserve a medal or an Award.

@Arian de Koning:

The guy has the reflex of a lightning ball and the appearance of an angel to be on the right spot at the right time..

@Hello you there:

this kind of stuff makes you value your life more


Luckiest man alive.

After the rescue, O’Conner, who has over 20-year work experience, was hailed as a hero but he doesn’t feel comfortable with it, saying that that’s what people ‘supposed to do’ because ‘all lives are precious.’

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