Larry DuBoise attempted to save Jeremy E. L. Abeita from being struck by a train, Isleta, New Mexico, May 16, 1992. Jeremy, 1, was standing between the rails of a track on which a passenger train was approaching at about 50 m.p.h. When the train was about a half-mile away, its engineers, who included DuBoise, 44, saw him and immediately applied the train’s emergency brakes. DuBoise went from the cab outside to a narrow platform that extended across the front of the locomotive and yelled and motioned to Jeremy to get off the track. Jeremy dropped to his hands and knees as if to crawl from it. Fearing there was not enough time for Jeremy to do so, DuBoise went to the stairs at the front side of the locomotive and positioned himself on them at a level just above that of the track. The train had slowed somewhat when it reached Jeremy, and DuBoise, who was between the locomotive’s plow and front wheels, maintained his hold with one hand while he reached for Jeremy with the other. Jeremy was struck by the train, his left foot severed, but he survived.
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