Video shows worker saving man who falls into train tracks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Bay Area Rapid Transit supervisor is being hailed as a hero after pulling a man up from train tracks and away from a speeding train.
BART released surveillance video showing John O’Connor spring to action Sunday after a man mis-steps and falls into the tracks at a crowded Coliseum station.
The video shows O’Connor yanking the man up by the shoulders and back onto the platform moments before the train arrives.
O’Connor has worked for BART for 24 years and said Monday he was helping with crowd control at the station after an Oakland Raiders game when he saw the man fall.
BART officials said the man who fell was intoxicated and taken to a local hospital to be checked out. He has not been identified.