BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  A man in a wheelchair was hit by a subway train. Firefighters staged a daring rescue to save the man pinned underneath a train car.

WJZ talked to witnesses who saw the whole thing.

Monique Griego reports.

That man is recovering at Shock Trauma as investigators try to figure out how he fell onto the train tracks.

Sky Eye Chopper 13 was over the scene seconds after firefighters pulled the man out from under a train. Witnesses say it’s a scene they’ll never forget.

“All I know is that I saw the train hit somebody,” said Mariah Caldwell.

“They heard screams, people yelling and screaming about the man and the guy was under the train,” said Angel Celah.

People on the platform say the man was in a wheelchair and tipped forward, falling onto the tracks.

“It happened so fast,” said Terrell Mayfield.

Mayfield says he saw the train run right over the man.

“When the train was coming, a lot of us, we was trying to tell the train to stop. That’s when the train ended up on top of him,” Mayfield said.

The Lexington Market station was closed for just under two hours, and firefighters frantically tried to free that man. Rescue workers crawled underneath the subway to get to the train. He was conscious and talking as they put him on a backboard.

“They had to actually pull him by rope, probably over 150 to 200 feet on the track beneath the train,” said Baltimore City Fire Chief Kevin Cartwright.

He was loaded on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital.

“We don’t know how the man wound up on the tracks but the good news is the Baltimore City Fire Department was able to get the individual from under the train,” said Terry Owens, Maryland Transit Administration.

Maryland Transit Administration police are now interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance tape to figure out how that man got on the tracks.

Officials say the victim suffered bruises, but he was conscious and talking when he was taken to the hospital.

MTA officials say they did find that man’s wheelchair underneath the train.

Comments (18)
  1. MichaelParker says:

    That’s sad I hope that poor man Is okay

  2. no color says:

    What the hell you mean “spook”?

  3. Poor Bernard McWillie says:

    I’m going to say Bernie McNerdy is the offending commentor. Under his 18+ monikers, he usually is. You kind of have to just let him have his “fun”… see, he’s old and lonely and the only way he can get people to talk to him is by being offensive. It’s sad really. Best to just report his comment and move on to have conversations with smart people.

    1. ulysses says:

      Hey schmucko, You are a very jealous angry person speaking your pithy remarks. What’s your problem my dear? A little bit of the pot calling the kettle black with all of your monikers eh?

    2. the truth says:

      Let’s get it on & have a wit contest. Use my name & have a lawsuit.

      1. Joe says:

        Once again Willie Joe aka the biggest troll on wjz who uses 26 different names to post under. Gets on under a different name and complains it’s not him posting them comments somebody hacked his computer and is useing his name. Yeah right its you and you know it all wjz has to do is go back and get all the comments you ever made and if for some reason its “Not” you they can trace your ip address to see where its coming from. Once the judge sees all the name calling you’ve made the personal attacks and cyber bullying you’ve done. You will lose bet on it

    3. dan says:

      I agree just report his comment and move on don’t feed into his little kid games. He complains its free speech but once cyber bullying and personal attacks and the name calling start its not longer free speech its a crime .

      1. ulysses says:

        Nice to see I got your attention to make a comment. Bullying? I hardly think so as I never have threatened anyone. 1st amendment being exercised & I am well aware of IP address. I have the time & funds to take you on if you ever use my name, so you bet on it.

  4. Taz says:

    Maybe the poor man was tired of all the hate and mugging and tryed to take his own life????????

  5. Joe says:

    Lets get something straight right now let me make it pretty clear for you. I have never not once posted under your name nor am I going to I have a name to post under. I’m not like these other little B*tch people who feel the need to post under your name. Ok you don’t need to threatened anybody for it to be cyber bullying the personal attacks and name calling is also cyber bullying. just so you know i would never post under your name I’m not like that . So best of luck to you

  6. Bill O says:

    How is this a daring rescue?

  7. Snagglepuss says:

    What is this, romper room? Geeze children! I’m not defending trolling, but anyone who wishes that a blogger who “attacks” other posters is not doing anything illegal. I see liberals “attacking” conservatives all over the Web. Big deal. It’s everyone’s First Amendment right.

    But then again, the way Eric Holder and Obama and Big Sis have been running this nation, it may behoove everyone to be afraid. VERY afraid. Freedom Of Speech is in jeopardy under the guise of “security.” Kinda ironic actually considering all the liberals were b!tching about Bush taking away liberties with the Patriot Act.

    1. Snagglepuss says:

      Oops. Sentence got cut off in the first paragraph. Should read: “but anyone who wishes a trial for a blogger who “attacks” other posters (who is not doing anything illegal) is a fascist.

  8. lawyer says:

    if you reaally think that attacking somebody on the web is not illegal and is everyones First Amendment right then you are a idoit. Because its not everyone’s First Amendment right and it is illegal also known as cyber bullying I mean I’m a lawyer i think i would know

    1. lawyer11 says:

      Blow me lawyer. You bottom feeder.

  9. Joe says:

    you need to read the First Admendment rights it saids nothing about have the right to attack people over the web and willie joe does have the right to freedom of speech

  10. social media in marketing says:

    Magnificent beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a weblog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided vivid transparent concept

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE