WATCH: Commuters in D.C. Risk Their Lives to Rescue a Wheelchair User Who Tumbled Off the Platform and Onto the Tracks

WATCH: Commuters in D.C. Risk Their Lives to Rescue a Wheelchair User Who Tumbled Off the Platform and Onto the Tracks

Some D.C. metro riders may have saved a man’s life. When a wheelchair user tumbled onto the platform, two men jumped onto the tracks, risking their own lives, to pull him back to safety.

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A man in a motorized wheelchair was plucked from electrified subway tracks Tuesday after falling from the platform.

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The man, who has not been named, was pulled up from the rails of the Washington, D.C., metro system by two men who leaped down after him.

The rescuers, who also have not been identified, sprang into action after seeing the man’s wheelchair unexpected roll over the lip of the platform on Tuesday afternoon.

Surveillance footage recorded at the U Street station, on the green and yellow lines of the metro system, recorded the swift rescue.

It shows commuters in the city center station getting up from their seats then crowding round the scene of the accident

According to Fox5 News, the man only had minor face injuries.

It’s still not known exactly how or why the man’s wheelchair rolled onto the tracks. But regardless of what happened, it’s good seeing that there are people out there willing to help others in need, even if it means possibly risking their own lives.

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