Boston Train Driver Pulled Emergency Brake: 'I Just Prayed for the Best'

Nov. 11, 2009

Sophia Hartegan, a 26-year-old scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was standing on the North Station platform Friday night. Hartegan had reportedly been drinking and video from a surveillance camera showed her topple onto the tracks near the electrified third rail with an oncoming train only seconds away. People on the platform frantically waved at the conductor, who quickly threw the emergency break and abruptly stopped the train. The woman crawled out with only a few scratches. more at link: