Arthur Grosz saved Mabel C. Bossart from being struck by a train, Fargo, North Dakota, January 20, 1972. In early evening, Mrs. Bossart, 64, was walking over a railroad crossing when a freight train approached. Mrs. Bossart slipped on some ice and fell, her foot becoming caught between the crossing sidewalk and a rail of the track. Grosz, 69, barber, was approaching the crossing from the opposite side and noted the situation. He ran into the path of the train, grasped Mrs. Bossart, and pulled her from the track, her foot coming out of her shoe. The train was so close that Grosz’ shoulder was bruised when it was struck by a side extension of the locomotive, which stopped beyond the crossing.
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