William M. Murray, 59, crossing watchman, saved Mary L. Wroblewski, 23, from being killed by a train, Dunkirk, New York, October 29, 1938. Mrs. Wroblewski ran across a track on which a freight-train was approaching at a speed of 25 m.p.h., tripped, and fell between that track and a track eight feet from it on which a passenger-train was passing at a speed of 15 m.p.h. Murray, who suffered from serious heart trouble and had been warned by his physician against overexertion, ran across the track in front of the freight-train and then 20 feet to Mrs. Wroblewski, whose head was about 20 inches from the rail of the passenger-train track. The locomotive of the freight-train then passed them, with three or four cars of the other train yet to pass. Stooping low between the trains, Murray pulled Mrs. Wroblewski’s head farther from the rail and lowered his knees so that they were at each side of Mrs. Wroblewski’s head to prevent her from getting underneath either train. Neither Murray nor Mrs. Wroblewski was injured.
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