A nightmare that many if not all subway riders have is to somehow end up on the tracks. This nightmare became a reality for a MTA employee who was knocked to the tracks by a lunatic who attacked her & a man who saved her.
39 year old Sabrina Scott was knocked to the tracks by the two at the East Broadway station on the in the Lower East Side of Manhattan as was headed to the Bronx. Thankfully she was saved by a Good Samaritan who disappeared right after the incident. Pete Donohue Ben Chapman, & Rich Schapiro have more in this report:
An unconscious MTA worker was plucked from Manhattan subway tracks by a mystery man after a clean-shaven lunatic attacked her on the platform, sources said Saturday.
“Are you scared of me?” the madman hissed repeatedly as he chased an off-duty Sabrina Scott around the East Broadway station about 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Alone on the F train platform, Scott, 39, cried out for help as she scampered away from the nut. Her frantic calls were finally answered by a man who rushed to her aid and began tangling with the attacker.
The loon still managed to land a blow to Scott’s head. Then, the tussling men knocked into her, sending her tumbling onto the tracks, cops said.
Scott was knocked out.
When she awoke, she was being carried by paramedics out of the station.
The single mother learned later that the good Samaritan had pulled her from the subway bed – and vanished.
“I want to say thank you to whoever it was,” Scott told the Daily News last night from Bellevue Hospital’s intensive care unit, white bandages wrapped around her head. “I have a son that I need to be here for, so thank God I’m still alive. Thank God.”
The harrowing ordeal left Scott with a concussion, a dislocated thumb, a deep gash on her head and a severely bruised left leg – but she is expected to make a full recovery.
TWU President John Samuelsen said Scott’s near-death experience underscores the need for platform screen doors. “It would be a smart capital investment that would save lives,” he said.
Scott’s family, meanwhile, implored the mystery man – described as a tall black man wearing headphones and a ballcap – who saved her life to come forward. “We’d like to thank him personally and take him out to dinner,” Scott’s sister said.
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I am happy that Sabrina Scott was saved from this raving lunatic. When I read stories like this, it always reminds me of a short Jewish male I saved years ago during the overnight hours as he was being harassed & threatened by a much bigger black male on a Manhattan-bound train at the Chambers Street station. When push comes to shove, it is nice to know that there are New Yorkers who will do the right thing!
xoxo Transit Blogger