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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.


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