Two Men Jump Onto Subway Tracks To Save Man In Wheelchair Who Fell (Video)

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Two men jumped onto the tracks of a subway station in Washington, DC to save a man in a wheelchair who had fallen over the ledge.

Video shows the 54-year-old driving off the platform, his body slamming against the tracks, at around 1:30 pm on Tuesday.

ABC News reports he was lying still after the fall.

Just a few seconds went by before two unnamed men jumped down right after him.

They were able to lift him and his wheelchair back to safety with the help of several others in under one minute, according to the New York Daily News.

The handicapped man suffered only cuts to his mouth and will make a full recovery.

Exactly why his wheelchair drove off the platform remains unknown.

The next train wouldn't have come for about five minutes, but the third rail threatened severe electrocution.

Metro officials said that in future rescues, someone should first tell a subway attendant to cut the third rail's power before jumping onto the tracks.

Citations: Good Samaritans rescue man in wheelchair who fell onto subway tracks in Washington DC (The New York Daily News), Home > News DC Man in Wheelchair Rescued After Falling on Train Tracks (ABC News)