A motorman at the helm of an A train avoided striking a 60-year-old blind man who fell into the tracks with his seeing-eye dog in Harlem yesterday.
Police and MTA officials said the Brooklyn man and his service dog fell onto the path of an oncoming northbound A line at the 125th Street station in Harlem around 9:30 a.m. The motorman saw the fallen rider and was able to pull the emergency brake in time. Firefighters and police officers helped the man off the tracks. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in stable condition without any serious injuries, an NYPD spokesman said.
The incident caused the express A train to run on the local track northbound between the 59th and 125th streets stations from 9:33 to 10:35 a.m.