A pretty young woman is appealing to find her hero who risked life and limb to save her after she fainted – and fell in front of a TRAIN.
Sarah Williams, 25, was rescued by an unknown passenger who leaped to her rescue as other commuters on the packed platform shouted and waved to the driver to make an emergency stop.
Chartered accountant Sarah, who was on her way to work at the time, suffered serious injuries during the fall including a broken arm, smashed teeth and serious swelling and bruising to her face.
Thankfully her hero risked his own life to drag her to safety as the train ground to a halt several feet away at Rochester train station shortly after 7am on Wednesday last week.
Recovering at home in Strood, Kent, Sarah said: “I don’t remember much.
“I saw the train coming round the corner and got off a bench and walked on to the platform.
“I felt a bit dizzy and that’s it.
“I was unconscious and then I heard somebody shouting to get up because there was a train coming.
“I remember seeing it. It has made me really anxious about getting on a train again.
“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped including staff who kept calm and the ambulance crew.
“Everyone has been amazing.”
Railway staff comforted her before she was treated by paramedics and taken to a local A&E at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Her colleague Adam Bristow, who was also on platform one at the time, said: “It was very close. The driver got out of his cab on to the platform.”
Sarah’s grandfather John Francis, 79, said the accountant and the entire family want to thank the unknown hero for saving Sarah’s life.
He said: “All we want to do, from the bottom of our hearts, is to say thank you for saving Sarah’s life.”
Sarah is being looked after at the home she shares with partner, Lewis Pugsley, with grandparents and mother Cheryl, who live nearby, also lending support.
Since the fall her boyfriend Lewis Puglsey, 26, has taken time off to look after her as she has emergency dental treatment and attends orthopaedic consultants to repair her shattered elbow.
Lewis said: “It’s a joint effort. Everyone has rallied round and we would just like to say thank you.”
Helen Parker, who was the duty supervisor at the station, said: “Suddenly passengers were shouting there’s somebody on the line and they managed to attract the driver’s attention.
“I ran towards the signal box but I don’t think I would have made it in time.
“We wrapped her up and sat her on the bench. Her face was badly swollen and she was very shaken.
“Lots of people have been asking after her.”