Julien Perron-Gagné helped to save a woman from being struck by a train, Montreal, Quebec, December 9, 1999. In an apparent suicide attempt, a woman jumped from the platform of a subway station to the track, on which she then lay. Perron-Gagné, 18, high school student, was one of several commuters on the platform. He jumped onto the track, approached the woman, and, attempting to lift her to her feet, pulled on her repeatedly. A train was approaching the station on that track, slowing from 45 m.p.h. for its usual stop at a point well beyond the woman and Perron-Gagné. Seeing them on the track, the train operator immediately applied full braking, taking the train to a stop just 30 feet short of them. The woman, with injuries to a hip, was escorted off the track, then was taken to the hospital.
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