Man Jumps On Train Tracks To Save Woman In Amazing Rescue (Video)

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Were it not for the actions of an off-duty Chicago TSA worker acting on instinct, this story would have had a much different ending.

When 50-year-old Eddie Palacios saw a woman fall onto the rail tracks at the Chicago Avenue CTA Blue Line station with a train swiftly approaching on Wednesday, he did not hesitate to jump down to her in an attempt to stop the oncoming train.

He was successful, and a DNAinfo Chicago reporter — Jon Hansen — just happened to be there to capture the whole thing on cell phone video.

Palacios explained to NBC Chicago that he heard “everyone just kind of let out a gasp” and start screaming “No!” when the woman fell off of the platform, at which point he — while wearing a bright orange University of Illinois hoodie — jumped onto the track and started waving his arms to get the train operator’s attention.

To watch the video, click here.


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