Hobokenite saves drunks life at PATH
Passed out drunk falls on PATH tracks
Hoboken411 reader Josh had the unpleasant experience with having to deal with this at the 9th Street PATH station this past weekend. He stepped in big time…
“Happened at around 3:00am on the West Bound tracks to Hoboken from 9th Street PATH Station in NYC on the morning of Feb 12th.
As I swiped my card, I heard a bang, a kid rushed toward the phone, and quickly hung up as he looked at the tracks. I rushed over and saw the kid he was looking at, 25-30 in age, probably 220-230 lbs, passed out on the tracks, not visibly bleeding from our perspective. We yelled to the three track maintenance personnel who were working at that station on the 33rd street-bound tracks to come over to the West-bound side.
At this point I had taken over the call, and informed the emergency operator the victim was unresponsive to our calls. One of the three workers immediately went to the blind turn to signal any oncoming train traffic, and I gave the emergency operator on the phone some more information regarding the situation, then turned it over to one of the 3 workers; that is when I took this eery picture. We called for his friends, but it sounded like there were none there. The worst part is that instead of people helping, juice heads were yelling out, “wake up, fag” and “you’re going to delay our train, you asshole.”
The worker pictured said the victim was bleeding from his nose and head, and as you can see his leg was draped over one of the tracks – we all yelled to him, he lifted his head a little at one point and passed back out. The crew informed us they are not allowed to even touch a victim (as you can see in the pic) as they could get in a lot of trouble. They can’t even check his vitals from this perspective! He was in and out of consciousness, but completely unresponsive. I do not know his identity, but hope him well; seems like he may need a bit of help, as it could have easily turned out a lot worse.”
Josh also added that he took a cab home that night – and found out that the “medical emergency” wasn’t cleared up until after 4:15am. Amazing story!