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Hero Station Worker Pulls Man From Train Tracks With Milliseconds To Spare

“It was all slow motion," the Bay Area Rapid Transit worker said.

Dramatic video shows a Bay Area Rapid Transit worker pulling a man from the tracks as a train entered the Coliseum Station in Oakland, California, on Sunday evening.

Transportation supervisor John O’Connor hauled the unidentified traveler onto the platform, which was crowded following a Raiders game, with just milliseconds to spare.

The man was intoxicated and had stepped over the yellow safety line and dropped onto the tracks, according to a BART spokesperson. He was later taken to a hospital.

Check out the video here:

O’Connor then pulled the man up to his feet and the pair embraced in footage that is going viral:

“I just remember just grabbing and pulling as hard as I could and rolling back,” O’Connor told the CBS-owned KPIX 5 station in the interview above.

“It was all slow motion,” said the father of three.

He played down being called a hero in a press conference on Monday.

It’s really awkward to be called a hero,” he said. “That’s what we’re supposed to do. We’re all human beings and life is precious.”

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