Despite knowing that crossing railway tracks on foot instead of using a foot-over bridge is extremely risky, many Indians continue to engage in the daredevil activity with zero regards to their personal safety, and this has often resulted in casualties and serious accidents.
At Navi Mumbai’s Juinagar railway station, yet another passenger was inches away from death as she did not notice a train speeding towards her from the opposite direction, because she was busy attempting to cross the tracks.
Her hurry to get to the other side would have most probably resulted in a tragedy, had it not been for a policeman at the platform who quite literally jumped to her rescue and pulled her back in the nick of time.
Although the incident occurred on September 29, news about the lifesaving episode come to the fore only after the footage from the CCTV camera at the station began circulating.
The CCTV footage, despite being grainy, clearly captures the girl as mentioned earlier jumping down from one platform and walking over the tracks to reach the opposite platform. In a span of seconds, one can see a train approaching the track she was on.
What failed to catch her notice ended up alerting the policeman who was sitting on a bench at the same platform. He rushed towards her, and pulled her away to safety.
By the time he had helped her climb back to the platform, the train had already crossed.
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The girl was lucky enough to live and tell the tale, but only because of the policeman’s timely action. This incident is a lesson for all of us who like to flout rules which have been put in place for our own safety.
We should keep in mind that not everyone has a guardian angel like the girl at Juinagar station and that spending a few extra minutes to climb the stairs will actually end up extending our lifespan.
Check the video below:
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)