Man who saved woman from train outraged at people who just stood by and filmed instead of helping

  • Sam Nicholson was in Belvedere station for his normal commute routine when he noticed a woman on the tracks last Tuesday
  • As Nicholson saw the train approaching, he immediately grabbed the unidentified woman and lifted her onto the platform
  • The woman tried to break free and jump back again onto the tracks.
  • Understanding the woman’s intention, Nicholson had to resort to sitting on the woman to contain her while other passengers just watched on

ABBEY WOOD, England – A train commuter managed to save a woman who sat on a train track but was outraged by other commuters who, instead of helping, stood by and filmed the incident using their phones.

Tanveer Mann mentioned in her article for Metro that 26-year-old Sam Nicholson was in Belvedere station for his normal commute routine when he noticed a woman on the tracks last Tuesday.

As Nicholson saw the train approaching, he immediately grabbed the unidentified woman and lifted her onto the platform.

“I was screaming at other commuters but no one helped. Some people were even filming the woman on their phones. I was so angry with the lack of help,” Nicholson said.

Nicholson said he saw that the train’s light was approaching the woman and his brain just said, “I am going to see something horrific”.

“I needed to do something and I’m pleased that I did. A fast train was going to pass Belvedere station so I just dragged her up onto the platform – we were both lucky,” the man added.

However, to Nicholson’s surprise, the woman tried to break free to jump back again onto the tracks. Understanding the woman’s intention, Nicholson had to resort to sitting on the woman to contain her, while other passengers just watched on.

“I was trying to calm her down for about 10 minutes – and kept pushing her back down to the floor. She was trying to run back but she had a broken foot so she wasn’t very quick,” Nicholson said.

An article by Alexander Holmes for Mirror Co UK said that Nicholson managed to alert station staff using the emergency button, and fortunately, the British Transport police arrived 15 minutes later.

“Officers shook my hand and called me a hero. I ended up putting my life at risk to save her and I was shocked that not one person helped in any way – there were more than 10 people watching,” the man said.

 

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