In a spine-chilling incident caught on camera in California, a man was saved by a transit worker as he miss-stepped and fell on the train tracks. The dramatic rescue happened at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station at the Oakland Coliseum after an NFL game Sunday between the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions. The station was eventually packed with passengers when a man who was supposedly intoxicated as reported by CNN, stumbled across the yellow line and fell on the tracks. A BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) employee jumped to the man’s rescue and pulled him up in the nick of time.
Here is the dramatic platform video of our humble hero John O'Connor saving a man's life at the Coliseum station Sunday night. John is a Transportation Supervisor and has worked at BART for more than 20 years. An amazing rescue. pic.twitter.com/KrO75nqPYb— SFBART (@SFBART) November 4, 2019
As informed by the BART spokeswoman, “The male didn’t move quickly enough so John grabbed him by the shoulders and pulled him up by rolling him over his body to safety.” Tony Badilla, a passenger who witnessed the episode, posted a video on Twitter of the two men hugging in the aftermath.
The employee John O’Conner told CNN “I just grabbed him and pulled him out... God pulled me there for a reason, I think,” “There wasn’t a lot of time to think.” added O’Conner. He’s a former Train Operator who was promoted to Transportation Supervisor.
That’s a hero rt there. Putting his life in line to save someone . He knows his job and did it well . He is a hero and he’s an angel.. he gave this stranger a new beginning new look on life. . They both have this new outlook on life. I bet. I know I would— Gary jimenez (@Gary_54321) November 5, 2019
He didn't stop him from falling, he PULLED HIM OFF THE TRACK! From the video I saw, it was at great risk to his own life as well!— Logical Liberal (@LogicalLIberal5) November 4, 2019
Thanks for sharing good news, and congrats to the BART worker for an outstanding job!— Jae Onasi (@JaeOnasi) November 5, 2019