Tyrone D. Neville helped to save Hilda G. Wittkamp from being struck by a train, Beltsville, Maryland, January 25, 2003. Ms. Wittkamp, 81, was in the front passenger seat of a car that, in an accident at night, left the roadway and became stranded on the bed of two railroad tracks. Witnessing the accident, Neville, 31, security officer, and other motorists immediately responded to the car, which was positioned across the tracks. With the help of another man, Neville opened the front passenger door while others responded to the aid of Ms. Wittkamp’s husband, who had been driving. They led him to safety. When the headlight of a train, fast approaching on the far track, came into view, the other man freed Ms. Wittkamp from her safety belt, then he and Neville removed her from the car and carried her off the tracks. Within moments the train arrived and struck the front of the car. Ms. Wittkamp was taken to the hospital, where she was detained six days for treatment of her injuries.
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