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T: Wife, bystanders pull Florida man from subway tracks at Central Station in Cambridge

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  June 11, 2012 05:05 PM

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(MBTA)

The wife a 56-year-old Florida man helped pull him to safety after he fell onto the subway tracks of Central Station in Cambridge Sunday, MBTA officials said.

In the above video released by the T on Monday, the man walks off the edge of the platform and falls into the Red Line station's pit. His wife lays on the platform and, with help from other bystanders, pulls her husband up and away from the tracks seconds after the man falls.

The man was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge for elbow and back pain, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an e-mail. The man did not make contact with the third rail.

The man said he fell into the pit when he tried to reach a northbound train that had just arrived on the opposite track, according to the spokesman. The man mistook the train arriving on the other side of the station as the one he wanted to travel on.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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