Thursday, January 04, 2007

Real-life heroism worthy of Hollywood

What kind of example have you set for YOUR kids today?

It must have been an incredible sight: One man waiting for a New York subway train falling off the platform onto the tracks after a seizure. Another man, his two young daughters watching, jumping onto the tracks to help him as a train rapidly approaches.

On Tuesday afternoon Autrey leaped down from a subway station platform after Cameron Hollopeter, 20, apparently suffered a seizure and fell between the tracks.

Autrey had to leave his two daughters, ages 4 and 6, on the platform. It was that, he said, or have the girls see a man run over by a subway train.

Down on the tracks, Autrey saw a train's headlights in the tunnel. He shoved the disoriented student into the only space where they had a chance to survive — the shallow, grimy drainage trough between the tracks.

The train passed over them, with about 2 inches' clearance. Autrey later showed reporters grease stains on his wool hat that he said came from the train's undercarriage.

Bruce Willis, eat your heart out.

1 comment:

Urban_Infidel said...

God knows how they lived. That little space down there under the train between the tracks isn't very big.

We need heroes every day.
God Bless this man.