Terrifying moment a man vomiting off a railway platform is saved an instant before he was going to be hit by an oncoming train
- Kieran Foley was at Petersham station when a train slammed on its brakes
- He quickly but carefully rescued a man leaning over the platform vomiting
- After being saved the disoriented man vomited over the other side of the station
A Good Samaritan has saved the life of a man leaning dangerously over the side of a platform to vomit by pulling him out of the path of an oncoming train.
Kieran Foley was waiting at Petersham station, in Sydney’s inner west, when he heard the sound of a train slamming on its brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision.
A man vomiting onto the tracks was completely unaware of the train as he had his headphones in and was unable to hear the screeching of the brakes.
‘I bounded over to him, I remember not wanting to run because I didn’t want to knock him in front of the train, and I just remember grabbing him by the shoulders and pulling him back,’ Mr Foley told 9 News.
‘I’m just grateful I was in the right place at the right time.’
After the disoriented man was rescued by a matter of inches he stumbled around before becoming sick once again.
He then bent over the other side of the tracks and continued to vomit.
Kieran Foley (left) was waiting at Petersham, in eastern Sydney, when he heard the sound of a train slamming on it’s brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision
Mr Foley walked towards the man and urged him away from the tracks before telling him to sit down and rest so he could get home safely.
The hero said it was lucky he was not wearing his noise-proof headphones at the time of the incident or he would have been unable to hear the oncoming train.
Sydney Trains CEO Howards Collins said he was horrified by the incident.
‘We’re absolutely shocked that he was within a spilt second of being hit by a 450 ton train,’ he told 9 News.
The Daily Mail Australia has contacted Sydney Trains for comment.
After the disoriented man was rescued by a matter of inches the he stumbled around before becoming sick once again on the other side of the platform