Woman saved by passengers after falling onto GO Train tracks

Dec 12 2018, 11:44 pm

Bystanders leapt into action to rescue a woman who fainted onto the tracks at Union Station on Monday evening.

At approximately 10:30 pm, a woman was waiting for a GO train to arrive on the platform at the busy Toronto station, according to Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins.

As the train pulled in, the woman fainted and fell against the side of the train, hitting her head as she dropped onto the track bed below.

Thankfully several customers were quick to jump into action, and were able to hold the woman against the platform edge until the train came to a complete stop, preventing any serious injury from happening.

Transit Safety Officers and EMS were called to the scene and treated the woman before she was taken to hospital to be checked out.

“We are very grateful to our customers for coming to her aid,” said Aikins.

Aikins added that the woman’s rescuers will be recognized for their efforts at an upcoming board meeting.

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