Jerrold L. Dudte saved Jack Bowman from being struck by a train, Loudonville, Ohio, September 17, 1992. Bowman walked onto the crossing of two railroad tracks as a train approached on one of them at about 40 m.p.h. Driving nearby, Dudte, 37, laborer, saw Bowman and, concluding that he was unaware of the approaching train, shouted a warning to him. When Bowman kept going, Dudte exited his vehicle and ran into the crossing. As the train bore down on them at undiminished speed, Dudte tackled Bowman from behind, throwing Bowman and himself to the pavement just before the front of the train passed them a few feet away. The train stopped, its engine well beyond the crossing. Dudte sustained minor scrapes, and he recovered.
67242 – 775367242-7753