CTA commuter who saved a life gets surprised with car

CHICAGO — A 20-year-old man who braved stay, electrified practice tracks to save lots of a stranger’s life was surprised with the present of a car.

On Monday, Anthony Perry had simply exited the Red Line CTA practice at 59th Street when he noticed an unconscious man bent over backward on the stay rail monitor, in response to a press launch from I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot.

“I don’t think I was thinking about what could happen to me at the moment. It was more of what do I have to do to make the situation peaceful,” Perry mentioned. “I felt a little shock. I felt it all over my body actually, and then I just didn’t let that stop me.”

Perry’s heroic act was captured on digicam and posted on Facebook, which rapidly went viral.

In the video, the sufferer seemed to be twitching from electrical energy coursing by his physique which appeared to leap to Perry every time he touched the person. Once free of the tracks, Perry administered CPR to the sufferer, who ultimately regained consciousness. Shortly after, paramedics arrived and transported him to a close by hospital, the place he was anticipated to stay.

For his life-saving act, Early Walker, founding father of I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot, bought a 2009 Audi A8 and surprised Perry with the car at a 10 a.m. occasion on Wednesday. Perry commutes greater than two hours day by day through two CTA buses and a practice to get to and from his job.

“We need more Anthonys in the world,” Walker mentioned. “We need more people like this.”

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