Dashcam captures hero saving elderly woman from train by inches

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Dashcam video captured the rescue of an elderly woman when a local hero leaped from his car and saved her from an oncoming train.

Jon Mango was sitting at a railroad crossing on his way to work in Saddlebrook, N.J. on March 8 when he saw an elderly woman on the tracks as the crossing lights started to flash and the train sounded its horn.

“I’m watching and I see her going across and I’m like, ‘This isn’t feeling right,'” Mango told local TV station WABC-TV.

“I saw the train was really coming. I sprinted onto the tracks, and I pulled her by the arm.”

When Mango reached the woman, who was using two separate canes to walk, she seemed scared as if he was there to hurt her, not assist her. With the train fast approaching, Mango “really tried to pull her” by grabbing her arms.

Dashcam footage shows another man running to help Mango, right before the train sped past.

Although police reportedly called Mango’s employer to explain what he had done, he said it wasn’t anything extraordinary.

“I’m not a hero, I’m not anything. I just saw something and something needed to be done.”

See the brave rescue below.

 

H/T: The Blaze

 

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