An MTA architect on his way to work on Friday found himself deeply indebted to four unidentified good Samaritans after they rescued him from the subway tracks. Michael Lodespoto was waiting for the subway after transferring from Atlantic Terminal when he began to feel dizzy. He told Newsday he remembers leaning on a column, and then looking up at at least four people (he thinks they were construction workers) lifting him from the tracks. He said, “I just want to thank them for their courage…and maybe give them a hug.”

Fire Department officials were called to the station shortly after the accident, but couldn’t find anyone who had helped him out. He was taken to Kings County Hospital with a severe head injury. His wife said, “I know how quickly trains come right after the other. They were little angels placed there just to grab him out.” Lodespoto works as an MTA architect, and says he knows what happens to most people who fall on the tracks. “Anything could have happened,” he said. “I’m very fortunate.”