Sharp-eyed passengers stepped in this afternoon and prevented an MBTA Green Line car from running over an apparently drunken man who had fallen onto the tracks at Haymarket Station, the T said today.
The T posted images from the its surveillance camera system that show a man getting out of the first car at Haymarket at 12:17 p.m. today. The man suddenly disappeared from view while walking near the wheel well on the Green Line train.
The operator is seen closing the door to the train. But just as the operator was about to drive off, a woman who was standing on the platform rushed over and banged on the window of the operator’s cabin, leading the operator to halt forward movement.
Then, a group of about a half dozen passengers gathered and pulled the man up and back onto the platform.
The rescuers then melted away.
“Preventing a tragedy, customers on the platform alerted the trolley operator of the situation before the train started to move,” T spokesman Joseph Pesaturo said in a statement. “The MBTA would like to express its gratitude to the customers who ‘Saw Something, and Said Something’ before it was too late.’’
Pesaturo said the man was unharmed.