Wesley Autrey was waiting for the 1 train when 18 year old Cameron Hollowpeter suffered a seizure and fell onto the tracks. Autrey jumped down onto the tracks to try and move Hollowpeter off the tracks, but could not get his body back up on the platform.
WNBC has a raw video interview with Autrey.
Instead, Autrey laid on top of Hollowpeter to protect the young man’s body as the train rolled over BOTH of them! Meanwhile, Autrey’s daughters were watching from the platform.
Shockingly, neither one suffered major injuries. As a matter of fact, Autrey was treated and released from the scene.
Autrey said he shouldn’t be considered a hero, he was simply putting his military training to use.
SUBWAYblogger can’t even imagine being a witness to that. Could you imagine seeing the guy lay on top of the other guy as the train rolled over them? Whoa. That’s intense.
Turns out, Hollowpeter noticed Autrey having a seizure on the platform.
Autrey yelled to the station agent to call for help, and then used a pen to pry open Hollopeter’s jaw to stop him from biting his tongue. A few moments later, Hollopeter came to and stood up.
Basically, Autrey tried to save the guy twice! Once on the platform, and then again after the seizure was over and the guy fell on the tracks.