Man pulled off subway tracks seconds ahead of oncoming train

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A man who fell from a crowded 6 train platform during Tuesday night’s busy rush hour commute cheated death when he pulled himself to safety seconds before a train was arriving to the station, according to witnesses.

The unidentified male was waiting for the uptown 6 train at the 86th St. Station on the Upper East Side at about 6:30 p.m. when he tumbled onto the tracks, cops and witnesses said.

“He fell on his own accord. He kind of stumbled and tripped and went down hard.

The train was coming in [to the station],” witness Geoffrey Croft said.

“He freaked out. He actually got up and had the wherewithal to get off the tracks. He got back up really quickly,” Croft added.

Photo: Geoffrey Croft

Photo: Geoffrey Croft

Croft said other bystanders on the platform also acted quickly to alert the incoming conductor to stop.

“There were people waving there hands at the train, motioning him to stop. You could tell [the conductor] didn’t really know what was going on, just that he had to stop,” Croft said.

Once safely back on the crowded platform Croft said several good Samaritans, including a doctor, kept the victim calm and placed a cushion underneath his bloodied and bruised head until medics arrived.

“He face was bloody and he had a big bruise on his right cheek,” Croft said.

The freak accident left witnesses, including, Croft shaken up.

“It’s a scary thing. You’re going home like any other night, then there’s a guy on the tracks,” he said.

All in all, the situation could’ve turned tragic but New Yorkers came together at a time in need, Croft said.

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