Blind man, dog rescued after falling in front of moving subway train

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NEW YORK -- A blind man and his guide dog were rescued after falling off a subway platform and into the path of a subway train, according to PIX11.

According to the report, police said a 60-year-old man walked off the platform at the 125th Street station shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday just as a subway train was approaching the station.

In the fall, the man pulled his dog down onto the tracks with him.

“We heard someone yell, ‘Oh, no!’ and turned around and he was down onto the tracks,” witness Ashley Prenza told PIX11. “We heard the train approaching and everyone was yelling and waving their arms for them to stop.”

After the train arrived in the station, rescuers had to slide the man and his dog out from under the train where it was discovered that two were alive and relatively unharmed.

"It almost ran over him," Prenza told PIX11.

The man suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local medical center for treatment. The dog appeared to be OK.

The man is in stable condition at St. Luke’s Hospital.


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