Everyone reacts differently to dangerous, emergency situations, yet one 29-year-old Atlanta man is being hailed a hero for his reaction after realizing a man had fallen onto the train tracks.
This past week, Daniel Summers had taken the MARTA train to work like he did every other day to get to his job in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. However, as he stepped off the train and onto the platform, he heard screaming and realized a man had fallen into the tracks. “I noticed that people were yelling, then I realized they were yelling ‘Help!’” Summers said.
“There was a split-second when I looked around and said, ‘Is this me? Do I need to be the one who jumps in?’” Summers said. “And yeah, I don’t remember looking for a train but I looked at the [third] rail and just hopped right in.”
Thankfully, another man jumped down onto the tracks and helped Summers lift the man back onto the platform. “He didn’t take a second to think. He came in and jumped down and helped me, and it took just a look in the eye, and kind of told him, like, we’re lifting this guy, without any words. And we popped him right off the track.”
“We were extremely grateful for their heroic acts for this patron,” said MARTA spokesperson Erik Burton. “People saw another individual in need and they jumped to his rescue. I want to applaud them because they did not hesitate to help him in his time of need. We are truly grateful for their actions.”
“There was really one choice – go help the guy get off the tracks,” Summers said about his brave actions that have people calling him a hero. “I hope someone would do that for me.”
Watch the entire video below to see the heart stopping moment these heroes risked everything to save a complete stranger.
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