Jasper P. Myers saved Elizabeth M. Jones from being killed by a train, Pierce, West Virginia, September 9, 1931. Elizabeth, 6, stepped on a track on which 15 hopper cars were being pushed by a locomotive at a speed of 10 m.p.h. She was struck by the foremost car, knocked down between the rails, and was rolled and bumped as the speed of the train was being reduced. Myers, 32, miner, ran to the side of the track, squatted, leaned over the rail from his waist up between low-hanging hoppers that were six and a half feet apart, grabbed Elizabeth at the back by her clothing, and pulled her from under the car. A hopper of the car struck him a glancing blow as he got from under the car, the speed then having been reduced to 3 m.p.h. Elizabeth sustained bruises and a laceration over her eye.
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