Man rescued after falling onto subway tracks

Posted at 6:44 PM, Dec 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-07 19:28:08-05

imagesNew Yorkers came to the rescue to avoid another subway track tragedy.

Just before 10 p.m. on Thursday night, a disoriented man tumbled onto the tracks of the Bowling Green station, right into the path on an oncoming 5 train.

The scene was eerily similar to earlier this week when 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han was pushed to his death onto the track of an approaching Q train.

“All I kept thinking was oh my God, not again. Not again. This is twice in one week,” said witness Margaret Besher, according to the New York Post.

According to Besher, the U.N. correspondent for Voice of America, the Bowling Green station erupted into chaos as the light from the oncoming train came through the tunnel.  The man struggled to his feet and people across the platform shouted “help him, help him!”

As the train pulled into the station, another man scrambled onto the tracks to try and lift him to safety.  Luckily the train stopped in time and the two men were pulled back onto the platform, while onlookers cheered

The man who fell was taken to a hospital and the second was uninjured, the MTA said.