Viral Video: Man Rescued From Subway Tracks

By  //  May 19, 2014

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Distracted Man Was Reading Magazine

ABOVE VIDEO: In Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland,  a man who was too busy reading a magazine, that he strolled off the edge of the platform into the path of an oncoming train. Transit police noticed him walking towards the edge, and tried get his attention. As he fell off the platform, transit police officer Petya Lehikoinen immediately jumped on to the tracks in the path of an oncoming train. As the train passenger struggled to climb up the from the tracks to the platform, Lehikoinen has taken protective measures to lay the man down parallel to the tracks against the platform, offering each of them some measure of safety as the train approaches. However, passengers and other transit police had already begun waving down the train, notifying the driver of danger ahead, and allowing the train driver to pull up before he reached the men on the tracks. Petya Lehikoinen was awarded with a life saving medal, for risking his life to save the man.

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