Hero Rescues Man From Subway Tracks Seconds Before Train Comes.
A Minute Away
"The announcement came on, saying that the train was about a minute away. The guy wasn't moving, so I knew I had to go down there and get him, otherwise that train was going to hit him," Jonathon explained. Looking around, Jonathon didn’t see any kind of way to let the subway conductor know what was going on so he could stop the train. Jonathon immediately understood that someone in the train station would have to help the man.
Split Second Decision
No one was helping as it was. For some reason, people only wanted to stare in horror, some even took out their cell phones to film the dangerous situation. Even though Jonathon was two tracks away from the man on the other side of the station, he immediately rushed to help the man on the tracks.
Luckily, Jonathon had a good idea of how to get around the train tracks. Through his job with Con Edison, he was required to take a subway maintenance safety. Because of the course, Jonathon knew where to step, and what was more important, where not to step.
Jonathon immediately identified the biggest obstacle on the track: the third rail. You see, the first two rails hold up the trains driving by, but the third rail is what powers them with intense amounts of dangerous electricity. If someone even so much as brushed the third rail, they would die immediately. Needless to say, Jonathon needed to be very careful.
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Pool Of Water
Keeping the severity of the situation in mind, Jonathon crossed the first rail and then the second rail, which was full of electricity. He was near the stranger now, who was apparently unconscious. And to make matters worse, the man was lying in a pool of water, which would make the perfect conductor for the electricity.
New York Post / Helayne Seidman
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