Man Jumps On Subway Tracks to Save Phone, Survives After Being Run Over by Train


An unidentified man jumped on some subway tracks in New York City to retrieve his dropped cellphone this morning.

When the train came flying down the tracks, he was able to lay down in a space between the tracks, noted CBS New York.

After the subway train stopped, the uninjured man got up and left the station, reports the Associated Press.

“We can’t say it enough. You should never, ever under any circumstances go onto the tracks to retrieve anything,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz told radio station 1010 WINS.

“Your life is certainly much more important than a cellphone," added Ortiz. “In essence, those trains can come at you very quickly. What most people don’t understand is that often it’s very difficult to climb back onto the platform from the tracks.”

Sources: CBS New York and Associated Press


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