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Blind Jazz Guitarist Saved After Falling on Subway Tracks

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Commuters wait for the subway August 29, 2011 in New York City. One day after Hurricane Irene hit New York the mass transit system, including subways and buses, began moving again in a limited capacity in time for Monday's rush hour. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

New York’s Good Samaritans have really been on the ball recently. In this year alone they’ve rescued a student, a toddler, and a drunk guy from the path of oncoming subway trains. On Monday they made another addition to that diverse list: blind professional jazz guitarist Jeff Golub. In the W. 66th and Broadway station at around 10:15 a.m., Golub stumbled onto the tracks, thinking he was entering an open door. “I was thinking about my wife and two boys. I was yelling ‘Stop!’ I could see the [train’s] light coming,” said Golub. He was briefly dragged by a 1 train, but fellow riders managed to pull him back onto the platform. Golub only suffered minor injuries, and he assured the Daily News that he still loves his seeing-eye dog Luke — though clearly this will come up in his performance review.

Blind Jazz Guitarist Saved After Subway Fall