Commuter saves stranger from path of oncoming Sydney train
Midnight in Sydney can be an unforgiving time but a passenger at Petersham station found a saviour in his corner.
Fellow passenger Kieran Foley pulling him out of the path of an oncoming train.
Kieran was heading home from the city when he noticed a man curling his body over the edge of a platform as a city bound train came barrelling towards him.
"I bounded over to him, I remember not wanting to run because I didn't want to knock him in front of the train," Kieran told 9News.
"I just remember grabbing him by the shoulders and pulling him back. Time slowed down."
But after being rescued, the man walked to the other side of the platform and repeated his mistake.
"I said take a seat on the bench mate and keep going until you start feeling better and make sure you get home safe," Kieran said.
Kieran's quick thinking actions have received much praise with train authorities warning others to take more care on the network.
"Absolutely shocked that he was within a split second of being hit by a 450-tonne train which would have been certain death," Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins told 9News.
"So, an amazing effort done by that individual, an amazing split second reaction."
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