AmericaStation staff in California quickly pulled the drunk man down the tracks just before the train arrived.
Video from a surveillance camera at the Coliseum station in Oakland shows that at 17h20 on November 4, a drunken man staggered on the train waiting area. He got too close to the yellow safety strip and fell down the tracks as the train was rushing at fast speed.
The supervisor at the nearby station of John O'Connor quickly rushed over, grabbed the man's shoulder and pulled him on just before the train lunged.
Another video posted on Twitter shows the man being rescued and the station staff hugging each other, while the surrounding passengers reassure them. The drunk man, whose identity has not yet been identified, was taken to medical examination shortly thereafter.
O'Connor, who has had 20 years in the industry, modestly said that he only did his duty and refused to be called a hero. Station manager said O'Connor and the staff are trained to quickly respond to unexpected situations, ensuring safety for passengers.
Huyen Le (Follow New York Post)