Finally, a reason to be grateful that the G train is, shall we say, speed challenged. Yesterday morning at 7 a.m. a blind man in his 60s fell into the tracks at the Church Avenue/McDonald Avenue station after mistakenly thinking the train had stopped. Miraculously, however, because the train was so slow getting into the station he was able to quickly roll under the platform and avoid harm. "I’m sure he was scared out of his mind," one construction worker who helped retrieve him, told the Post. "But I don’t even think he had a cut or a bruise...He’s extremely lucky."
After the unidentified man fell the train was held while a construction crew working at the station helped pull the man out by the train's first car. He was taken to Maimonides Hospital for observation. Seriously though, what a lucky guy!