Orange Line train operator Charice Lewis and inspector Jacqueline Osorio will be honored at tonight's Red Sox game for stopping a train short of a person who had fallen onto the tracks in November, the MBTA said today.
The young woman fell onto the tracks on Nov. 6. Osorio, who was standing on the platform, quickly called Lewis on the radio with a warning to stop. Lewis hit the emergency brake.
The massive subway car stopped just inches from the woman. A gripping surveillance video released by the MBTA shows her falling as the train looms, then getting up from underneath the front of the lead car after it stops.
The transit authority's general manager, Richard Davey, will also throw the first pitch before the game between the Red Sox and Kansas City Royals at 7 p.m., the T said in a statement.
The Red Sox and the T have been long-time partners in promoting the benefits of public transportation and encouraging fans to use it to get to Fenway, the T said.
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