Near tragic subway accident

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An intoxicated woman, who had fallen on the tracks of the subway, comes inches from death as the train narrowly misses her.

A train driver was being hailed as a hero after managing to avoid hitting a woman who had fallen on the tracks, reports said. Orange Line operator Charice Lewis saw the passengers at the platform waving their arms in the hope of getting her to stop, and at the same time she received a radio warning to pull the emergency brakes, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Surveillance video released by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shows the woman struggling to maintain her balance at a Boston station on 6 November. Unable to keep herself upright, she topples off the platform - just as a train approaches. The video shows the train coming to a halt right in front of the fallen woman.
The bystanders then helped her climb up to the platform, where she appeared unhurt.
Reports said the woman was intoxicated and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation and treatment. Lewis received a call from the governor after the incident and was honoured as a hero yesterday by Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Mullan, the Boston Globe said.
Other employees gave her and inspector Jacqueline Osorio, who was standing on the platform and sent the radio warning, a standing ovation during an MBTA meeting on Monday afternoon.

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