October 25, 2014
BOSTON (AP) - Quick-thinking Boston-area commuters are being praised for rescuing a woman who tumbled off a subway platform and onto the tracks with her 4-year-old son in her arms.
Meera Thakrar, of Attleboro, says she thought the train on the outbound platform at the MIT/Kendall Square station in Cambridge was at her platform. She says she didn't even think as she walked off the precipice and crumpled to the ground, narrowly missing the electrified third rail.
Several commuters immediately jumped down to the tracks while others offered their hands to pull the 37-year-old woman and her son to safety.
They were taken to the hospital as a precaution for minor injuries.
One of the rescuers, who identified himself only as Kris, tells the Boston Herald he just acted on instinct.