A station employee saved a passenger who had fallen on to the tracks just before a train was about to hit him. John O’Connor was making sure passengers stayed away from the yellow safety strip when the man accidentally fell on to the tracks as the southbound train was approaching the Coliseum station in Oakland, California, on Sunday. Speaking after the incident, O’Connor said he would ‘like to think anybody else standing there would have done the same thing’ Continue reading
The clip was released by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) after the incident on Sunday at Coliseum station in California. It shows the worker, John O'Connor, quickly pull the man to safety.
Transportation Supervisor John O'Connor was working at the Coliseum station Sunday evening "to help with crowd control after the Raiders game," according to a press release.
Security cameras captured an intoxicated man make a misstep and fall into the tracks as the train is approaching, and O'Connor pulled the man off the tracks moments before the train sped by.
O'Connor told the news outlet he feels uncomfortable being referenced as a hero, saying that "we've got heroes on a...