Jeffrey A. Jones saved Steven Colegio from being struck by a train, Coachella, California, March 4, 1989. Colegio, 28, was semi-conscious inside a pickup truck that had come to a stop on a railroad track after a highway accident at night. Jones, 33, highway patrol officer, was providing first aid to Colegio when a freight train approched on the track at about 43 m.p.h. Jones attempted to flag down the train with his flashlight, but when he saw that it could not stop in time, he turned back to the truck, reached inside for Colegio, and pulled him out of the truck and off the track. They rolled down an embankment immediately before the train struck the pickup and knocked it off the track. Colegio was hospitalized for his injuries.
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