Train narrowly misses woman on tracks

November 10, 2009 8:18:53 AM PST
A subway train came to a screeching halt in Boston just in time to avoid hitting a woman who fell onto the tracks. The ordeal was caught on video.

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An unidentified woman stumbled and then tumbled on the tracks. She scrambled to get up, but couldn't make it in time. She told investigators that she had been drinking and accidentally fell onto the tracks.

Passengers waved frantically to get the train to stop. The driver and another transit worker are being hailed as heroes for their quick-thinking.

The woman on the tracks suffered only a few scrapes.

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