MBTA Driver: Passengers ‘Just Waving Their Hands To Stop’

BOSTON (CBS) – An Orange Line driver says several MBTA riders deserve credit for saving a man who fell onto the tracks Wednesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

“As I was pulling into North Station, the passengers were just waving their hands to stop,” 29-year-old Patricia Corrado told reporters Thursday.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports from North Station

The 10-year veteran saw they were pointing at a man who had fallen into the pit, and she immediately hit the emergency brakes.  As Corrado put it, “the train luckily stopped in time.”

It came to a halt about 30 feet from that man as other riders helped pull him to safety.

The victim, who police would only describe as a 34-year-old man, was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for some cuts and bruises.

Corrado was back at work on Thursday. She admits she was a bit nervous pulling back into North Station the day after that scare.

  • Dennis

    Waiving, eh?
    They were relinquishing their hands?
    Who writes these things?
    More importantly, who proofreads them?
    (apparently no one)

    • Cynic

      Dennis…In order to Proofread one first needs to know how to Read.

  • wiseone

    Was this article corrected after it was first released? Reading it now waving is spelled correctly.

    • dennis

      Yep, corrected.
      Except in the URL.

  • Cynic

    In todays poll question there are two options… Yes or no. There should be a third ” I just DON’T Know”.. From personal experience I can say that Until it happens to you you can’t know.

  • Cynic

    People as a rule don’t “Fall”in the pit. The question should be, ‘ If ,as the Train is approaching the persom Standing next to you makes a run for the pit would you try to stop them’?

  • Cynic

    Many years ago there were two men and myself on the platform at Harvard Square. I wasn’t paying any attenttion to the other two.
    As the Train approached the 2nd man ran for the pit,The 3rd man grabbed him by the arm and used his momentum to spin him around and throw him up against the wall.Myself and the other man struggeld with Him until the T people arrived to help us subdue him.

  • Cynic

    I have to spread this out because I don’t want it to time out.

    From that day to this I have to ask myself if I were the other man would I have done what he did and I honestly DON’T KNOW. I always watch others for signs of what their intentions are and try to position myself ” Just In Case” but Truthfully…I Just Don’t Know. I would hope that I would do the right thing.

  • Cynic

    I always wonder If the man was more sucessful on his next attempt or if this close call prompted him to reconsider.I have no way of knowing. I do know that for a short time I stood next to a real Hero.I don’t know anything about him but he was dressed as a Harvard Professor might Be.

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