Delancey Drama: Man Saved From F Train After Fall

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Delancey Street subway station.

The Daily News has the story today of a harrowing ordeal for a commuter who fell onto the F train tracks at Delancey Street. It happened yesterday morning at around 8:30.  A man in his early 20’s apparently suffered a seizure and came crashing down on the Brooklyn-bound F train tacks.

Danny Hay, a Lower East Side resident and MTA employee, was on his way to work when the accident happened. “It was a loud slam. I looked down and saw a young man in his 20s,” he told the News. “He looked unconscious.”   Hay said he got on his radio to call for help but no one answered.  He then tried to get an MTA attendant to cut the power, but a train continued to barrel toward the victim and two men who’d jumped on the tracks to help.

Finally Hay began flashing his lights across the tracks and the train came to a stop just in time.  Paramedics soon arrived to care for the young man, while the “good samaritans” disappeared and Hay went off to work.