Johnathan P. Burbea moved Lawrence Spiegel from the path of a trolley, Brookline, Massachusetts, June 15, 2006. Crossing the track on which a trolley was approaching at 10 m.p.h. in a commuter station, Spiegel, 62, fell on the wet crosswalk and landed between the rails. The trolley operator applied the car’s emergency brakes. Standing on the adjacent platform, Burbea, 33, financial professional, saw Spiegel fall. With the trolley then only about 25 feet away, he immediately ran to Spiegel. From a point between the rails of the track, Burbea grasped Spiegel and moved him to the platform, the trolley then striking Burbea in the leg and grazing Spiegel as it passed. Both men were taken to the hospital, where Spiegel was treated for minor injuries, from which he recovered. Burbea received treatment for a knee injury, which required further medical attention.
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