Video: Drunk woman falls onto Boston subway tracks

Spoiler alert: she survives.

In the clip, a 27-year-old unnamed woman is shown perilously weaving about on a Boston subway platform before falling onto the tracks. As she stumbles around on the track, hugging the rail and unable or unwilling to reach the horrified bystanders trying to frantically alert the conductor and reach out to assist her, the train rapidly approaches. Police say that the woman, who was treated for “scrapes,” had been drinking heavily for a long period of time.

Luckily for the woman, the conductor manages to grind the speeding train to a halt just short of where she stood on the track. The train operator, 27-year-old Charice Lewis, describes the experience:

“The people were waving, but they were waving too much, and they were really, really close to the yellow line, which you are not supposed to be. It was telling me, ‘Slow your train down. Slow your train down.

“As I was approaching, the lady pops her head up, and I was like, ‘Oh my God. Someone is in the pit.’ I threw it into emergency, exactly what I am supposed to do, and it stopped just in time not to hurt her.

“After the fact, she came up with a big smile on her face.”

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