Blind man and his dog run over by subway train – and survive

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Cecil Williams pets Orlando in his hospital bed on Tuesday after his fall

A LOYAL guide dog leaped onto the tracks when his owner fell off a New York subway platform  — and they both survived getting run over by a train.

Cecil Williams, 60, was heading to the dentist when he felt faint about 9:30 a.m. on the uptown A train platform.

His guide dog, a black labrador named Orlando, was trained to keep him from going over the edge — and tried to hold him up. The dog was barking and trying to pull him , but Williams fell, according to witnesses.

Matthew Martin, 54, said that the dog never hesitated.

“He went down, and the dog jumped down,” he said. “He wasn’t pulled. He was kissing him, trying to get him to move.”

Witnesses said they heard an express train approaching less than a minute after Williams plunged to the tracks, and tried to alert the motorman.

During the commotion, Orlando stayed by William’s side.

“He was definitely this man’s best friend. When the train was coming, the dog didn’t move,” said Ana Quinones, 53, of Morningside Heights. “The dog was loyal to his master. He tried to save him. He was trying to pull him away when he was too close to the edge. He risked his own life to save his owner.”

Authorities said the train operator slammed on his brake, but one and a half cars passed over Williams and Orlando.

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