Robert Wayne Knoll saved Jeffrey S. Decker from being struck by a train, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 20, 2013. Decker, 34, was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on a railroad track as a train was approaching at about 25 m.p.h. Unconscious, he lay partially between the rails of the track. Knoll, 24, cook, was in his car stopped nearby and witnessed the accident. Seeing the train approaching, he immediately left his vehicle and ran about 70 feet to Decker, crossing the track to reach him. As the train bore down on them, although in emergency braking, Knoll grasped Decker by the shoulder and his belt and pulled him from the track when the front of the train was about 20 feet away. They had cleared the track by a few feet as the front of the train passed and then stopped about 300 feet beyond them. Decker was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, and he recovered.
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