Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

After several recent deaths on subway station tracks, one heroic Astoria man saved an elderly stranger from a similar fate.

According to ABC New York, 33-year-old Ramiro Ocasio was waiting for a Queens-bound train at the 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan Friday afternoon when he saw a man crawling in the middle of the tracks.

“I’m looking him looking to see if the train is coming, looking at him, and I’m like this is just not happening to me. It can’t happen in front of my eyes,” Ocasio told ABC New York.

Ocasio jumped onto the tracks and threw the stranded straphanger, who wasn’t strong enough to hoist himself up, back onto the platform. Four to five people helped Ocasio get off the tracks just seconds before a Q train entered the station.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

 

 

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Queens’ Power Women in Business gather at awards & networking event in Flushing
Queens’ Power Women in Business gather at awards & networking event in Flushing
Unemployment rate in Queens falls but the borough’s racked with income inequality: comptroller
Unemployment rate in Queens falls but the borough’s racked with income inequality: comptroller
Popular Stories
Photo courtesy of CNN/Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain will eat his way through Queens in Sunday's episode of 'Parts Unknown'
Photo: Twitter/@NYPD106Pct
UPDATE: Howard Beach man dies of injuries after being struck by a car while crossing the street
Inset photo via Wikimedia Commons/Photo via NYPD
Police are looking for Queensbridge Houses resident who shot a man in front of the development


Skip to toolbar