Monday morning at 7:30 a.m., 20-year-old Alexa Conto was waiting for the D train at New Utrecht Avenue and 71st Street. She wasn’t feeling too well and fainted, falling right onto the tracks.
This story would have been tragic had three Good Samaritans not acted quickly by jumping on the tracks to rescue Conto, seconds before a train arrived.
“They took their own lives into their hands by jumping down. They saw the train coming. Not many people would do that,” Alicia Conto, Alexa’s mother said.
The rescuers alerted the conductor who stopped the train and called paramedics.
Conto was taken to Lutheran Hospital and treated for a broken foot and stitches in her head.
“There was my daughter all bandaged up. She fell, she cut open her head, it was a nightmare,” said Alicia.
One of the heroes, Brittany Cruz, left her cell number at the scene of the incident, but the rest left before police could get names or their information.
Now, the family wants to find the rest of the group and properly thank them.
“I want people to know that there are good people out there that will step up and help another person,” added Alicia.
Thanks to the anonymous heroes who saved Alexa from death, it really is great to know that there are strangers out there willing to help one another.