NEW YORK – A quick-thinking New Yorker saved a life in a city subway station. It's the second time this year a brave New Yorker has put his own life in jeopardy to save someone from an oncoming subway train.
The New York Daily News reported Daniel Fitzpatrick, an off-duty emergency medical worker, saved a woman bent on throwing herself in front of a train yesterday.
Fitzpatrick was at a Brooklyn station, still wearing his uniform, when someone tapped him on the shoulder and said, "I think this lady is going to jump."
He turned to see a woman climbing down near the tracks at the elevated station, as a train was heading in. Fitzpatrick scrambled down to grab the woman, who kept pushing toward the tracks and the electrified third rail.
In the struggle, Fitzpatrick's head ended up in the path of the oncoming train. He said other people on the platform held his head out of the way.
After police arrived, the woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
On January 3rd, Wesley Autrey leapt into the subway tracks to rescue a man who had fallen in front of an oncoming train. Autrey shoved himself and Cameron Hollopeter into the well between the train tracks as the subway rolled over them both, narrowly missing them.