NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver with sharp vision and even sharper reflexes was able to bring his train to a halt just short of a woman who had fallen on the tracks.

Driver Francis Lusk was bringing a train into the station at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street around 7 a.m. Saturday when he saw the woman fall into a drainage ditch between the tracks. Other travelers frantically waved and screamed to get him to stop.

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He slammed on the brakes and sounded the horn to keep anyone else from jumping onto the electified rails.

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Lusk was able to stop the train about 70 feet from the woman.

The woman told Lusk she was feeling dizzy. She was taken to the hospital.

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