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Woman Thinks She Sleepwalked Onto Train Tracks

2 men jump on Boston tracks to help
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2013 11:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – A woman who walked straight off the platform and onto the tracks at a Boston T station yesterday may have been sleepwalking, CBS Boston reports. The 31-year-old woman can be seen on surveillance video walking across an empty platform at the Davis Square MBTA station, then falling down onto the tracks, where she stayed for about a minute before a group of people came to her aid. She told authorities she fell asleep on a bench and may have started sleepwalking.

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Two men—the woman's boyfriend and a stranger—jumped onto the tracks to rescue her, WHDH reports. She broke her arm in the fall, but managed to avoid the electrified third rail and "was never in danger of being struck by a train," an MBTA spokesperson says. "No train was anywhere near Davis Station at the time." (Read more Boston stories.)

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