A Brussels metro driver has been hailed as a hero on social media this weekend after he managed, in extremis, to save the life of a woman who had been pushed onto the tracks just as the train was arriving.
Man pushed woman onto subway tracks in front of dozens of witnesses
Security cameras captured when a man, for no apparent reason, pushed a woman onto the subway tracks in Brussels, Belgium, in front of dozens of witnesses who then helped the person who, fortunately, survived.
The train driver managed to brake in time, avoiding running over the woman who was lying on the tracks after being pushed by a young man who has already been arrested.
Passers-by quickly helped her off the tracks, as confirmed by the Brussels public transport company STIB, which operates the subways in the capital city.
“The driver reacted very well, but he is very shaken, as is the victim,” Guy Sablon, a spokesman for STIB, told ‘The Brussels Times’.
According to reports, the metro operator saw the person on the tracks and stopped just in time by pulling the emergency brake, as can be seen in the video captured by security cameras.