Michael Jaccarino, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
An accident that nearly killed him ended up saving his life.
Paul Torres, 51 (Santos/NYDN)
As a No. 2 train barreled into the station, the Bronx man scurried into the drainage trench. The train passed over him and he survived without a scratch.
Emergency workers lifted him from the tracks and raced him to Bellevue Hospital. Torres faded in and out of consciousness.
It was at Bellevue that doctors told him he had a malignant brain tumor.
"The next thing I knew I was in a hospital room," he recalled of the near-death experience four years ago. "My mother was there, and the doctors came in and said they had found a tumor in my brain."
Three months before he fell to the tracks, a doctor told Torres to get an MRI, because he was suffering from severe headaches for a year, but he never went. It was only after he tumbled onto the tracks that a doctorRead More »from Man’s near-fatal fall onto subway tracks led to doctors find brain tumor and save his life