DailyMail: A Bronx man is lucky to be alive after being run over Saturday morning by a subway train. Ralph Mercado, 55, fell onto the northbound tracks just after 11.30am Saturday at Union Square just before an R train pulled into the station. He survived with barely a scratch even though the train rolled directly over him. Mr Mercado was able to roll into the trench between the tracks, which gave him just enough space to evade being crushed by the train. Mr Mercado was soon pulled to safety with only a bruised hand, according to NBC New York. He told officers he jumped down to help a woman who fell, according to the Post, but witnesses told the paper there was no one else on the tracks. The lucky-to-be-alive man was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychological evaluation. A total of 145 people have been struck by trains this year in New York. Of those, 52 have died.
Looney Tune alert. Hey pal, remember that non existent woman you jumped onto the tracks to save? Almost cost you your life. Now as always go buy a Mega Millions ticket cause you’re lucky to be alive.