Local

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

View Comments
A man was rescued after he fell onto the tracks at North Station on Wednesday. (credit: MBTA)

A man was rescued after he fell onto the tracks at North Station on Wednesday. (credit: MBTA)

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.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,679 other followers