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Man Falls Onto New York Subway Tracks And Survives

New York City Transit workers watch as an A subway train enters the Chambers Street station,  Tuesday Jan. 25, 2005, near the scene of a fire apparently set by a homeless person Sunday, that spread to a vital equipment room.  Hundreds of thousands of riders on two of the city's busiest subway lines face significant delays and overcrowding lasting up to five years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York City Transit workers watch as an A subway train enters the Chambers Street station, Tuesday Jan. 25, 2005, near the scene of a fire apparently set by a homeless person Sunday, that spread to a vital equipment room. Hundreds of thousands of riders on two of the city's busiest subway lines face significant delays and overcrowding lasting up to five years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)  (ap)

A man who fell onto the tracks on front of a New York City subway train survived when police say he dove into the deep roadbed between the rails as the train passed over him.

Police say Ralph Mercado was hospitalized in stable condition with only a bruised hand after Saturday's hair-raising incident at Union Station in Manhattan.

Witnesses saw Mercado screaming for help as the train rolled toward him. Suzannah Troy told the New York Post (http://bit.ly/1bGnC29) there wasn't enough time for onlookers to act.

Police don't know exactly how Mercado, who's in his 50s, ended up in front of the northbound R train.

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