The man’s face strikes the ground as he is thrown from his wheelchair.
a Metro spokesman said.
According to Metro spokesman Dan Stessel drove his motorized wheelchair off the platform at the U Street station and onto the tracks just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. After he drove onto the tracks, the wheelchair landed on top of him.
The video is silent but with no other trains in the stations other riders must have hard the crash.
Two men jumped off the platform and rescued the man from the tracks, Stessel said.
They had only 5 minutes or so to remove the man from the tracks as the train was only a few stops away. They lifted the man off the tracks in just over 20 seconds. After getting the chair and themselves to safety, the entire episode was over in just over a minute, reports the Washington Post.
The man was transported to a hospital with cuts, but otherwise he’s expected to be OK.
Metro officials say the identities of the two good Samaritans are unknown.
The incident happened at the U Street Metro stop in downtown D.C.,
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