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Thursday, January 04, 2007

New York's Subway Superman


This is one of the coolest stories ever.

Basically, a 20-year-old film student, Cameron Hollopeter, had a seizure on a New York Subway platform and wound up falling off the platform and on to the tracks. Wesley Autrey, a 50-year-old father of two, who's daughters were with him at the time, saw the train coming, and jumped onto the tracks after him, pinning him in the 21-inch space below the train. The conductor saw them, made an emergency stop, and turned off the power. By then, Mr. Autrey and Mr. Hollopeter were underneath the second car of the train. The train was so close to Mr. Autrey, that the ski cap he was wearing had a grease stain on it from the bottom of the train.

Mr. Autrey is being treated like the hero that he is. He's been interviewed by all the major news programs, the mayor of New York called to thank him, Donald Trump gave him a check for $10,000, the film school that Mr. Hollopeter attends gave him $5,000, as well as $5,000 scholarships for each of his daugthers, and he's received interview requests from David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres and Charlie Rose. I'm sure there's more where that came from, too.

Well done, Mr. Autrey. Well done, indeed!

posted by Brian at 12:45 AM


1 Comments:

  • Awesome story! How nice to know there are still people who care enough about their fellow human beings (and are quick-thinking enough) to do something like this. Although I'd wager there aren't many. Autrey deserves all the accolades anyone cares to give him.

    By Anonymous jason, at 11:46 AM, January 04, 2007  


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