(Update) Blind man survives after falling on Harlem subway tracks with guide dog: NYPD
An unidentified blind man survived after slipping onto subway tracks with his guide dog in Harlem Tuesday morning, officials said.
An unidentified blind man survived after he and his guide dog fell onto tracks and a subway train passed over them in a Harlem station Tuesday morning, officials said.
The man and his dog fell around 9:35 a.m. on the northbound A train tracks at the A/B/C/D subway station at West 125th Street and St. Nicolas Avenue, police, fire department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
After he fell, a construction flagger told the man to stay down. As an A train approached, other commuters tried to get the operator to stop. The man and his dog weren't hit when the operator couldn't stop and train passed over them.
The man was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in with minor lacerations to his head. The dog didn't have any noticeable injuries, the MTA said.
Train service on the A/B/D lines was briefly affected by the incident but resumed with delays at 10:45 a.m., the MTA said.
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