Good Samaritan Jumps Onto Subway Tracks To Rescue Victim - Fox 2 News Headlines

Good Samaritan Jumps Onto Subway Tracks To Rescue Victim Who Fell

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance video released by SEPTA shows a Good Samaritan after he jumped onto the tracks to help a man who fell. Surveillance video released by SEPTA shows a Good Samaritan after he jumped onto the tracks to help a man who fell.
PHILADELPHIA -

When a man fell onto the tracks of a Philadelphia subway line, it was a quick thinking Good Samaritan who may have saved his life.

The 63-year-old North Philadelphia man fell onto the tracks at the Cecil B. Moore Broad Street Line Thursday.

Surveillance video released by SEPTA shows the man walk across the subway platform, seemingly unaware he was about to fall. The video then shows the man fall right onto the tracks.

That's when police say Christopher Knafelc, who happened to be visiting Temple University, hopped down on the tracks and helped the man.

Knafelc notified SEPTA, which halted the trains along the southbound line so that the man could be rescued.

Minutes later, firefighters were at the scene to pull the man to safety. FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reports the man was taken to Temple University Hospital but his condition is not yet clear.

Knafelc says he hopes to one day attend medical school.

 

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Survivor Of Carjacking Crash Speaks

    Survivor Of Carjacking Crash Speaks

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:41:27 GMT
    One of the survivors of last week's carjacking crash that killed three children spoke with FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell on Thursday.
    One of the survivors of last week's carjacking crash that killed three children spoke with FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell on Thursday.
  • Large Snake Has New Jersey Community On Edge

    Large Snake Has New Jersey Community On Edge

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:22:44 GMT
    A suspected python has a Cape May County neighborhood on edge tonight. Wildlife officials say a python is slithering the streets and its nearly 12-feet long.
    A suspected python has a Cape May County neighborhood on edge tonight. Wildlife officials say a python is slithering the streets and its nearly 12-feet long.

  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices