CHICAGO — A man who jumped onto train tracks to rescue someone who had fallen onto an electrified rail during a fight at an L station earned more than praise for his heroic act.
Twenty-year-old Anthony Perry was surprised Wednesday with a 2009 Audi A8 from the founder of a local anti-violence group.
Perry said the car will make his life “way easier.”
He also received a $25 gift card for gas.
The Chicago resident has been taking two buses and a train to get to his job with Amazon Fresh in suburban Oak Lawn.
On Monday, he got off at a stop on the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line when he noticed a nearly unconscious man on the electrified third rail of the tracks.
He jumped down on the tracks, performed CPR with the help of another commuter, and pulled the man to safety.
The man was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive.