Anthony G. Falzo saved Todd R. and Scott K. Pritchard from being struck by a train, Ramsey, New Jersey, May 1, 1989. Todd, 3, and his brother, Scott, 1, were playing on a railroad track on which a freight train was approaching. Falzo, 35, road freight conductor, who was in the train’s locomotive, saw the children, as did the engineer, who applied the train’s emergency brakes and blew its horn. The children did not move. Falzo immediately left the cab of the locomotive and descended its steps to the level of the track. With the train only about 10 feet away from Todd and Scott, Falzo jumped from the locomotive, ran to the children, scooped them up, and dropped with them to the ground beside the track. The train passed over them, a portion of it striking Scott on the chin. Scott was treated at a hospital for cuts, which required suturing, and he recovered.
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