Michael S. Guerrero saved Florence J. Moncure from being struck by a train, Washington, D.C., June 4, 1996. In a subway station, Ms. Moncure, 41, fell from a platform to the track bed. She sat, dazed, her leg touching the rail of a track on which a train was entering the station. Also on the platform, Guerrero, 21, college student, had seen Ms. Moncure fall. He immediately ran to the edge of the platform, lay down, and, extending his upper body over the track bed, into the path of the train, grasped Ms. Moncure by the sweater. That hold failed. As the train, although in emergency braking, bore down on them, Guerrero grasped Ms. Moncure and shoved her into the space underneath the edge of the platform. He then moved back onto the platform, just moments before the front of the train passed to stop beyond them. Ms. Moncure was hospitalized one week for treatment of her injuries. Guerrero recovered from cuts to his knees and arms.
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