Amtrak train-jazzowl2003

A high school student from West Frankfort, Illinois is being hailed a hero after pulling a grandmother off the railroad tracks in the path of an oncoming train, when “there was no time to think.”

“I had an obligation to help and if I wouldn’t have made it there in time, I couldn’t really live with myself,” Colton Essary told KFVS-12 News. “Seeing that happen right in front of me and knowing I didn’t do anything to help.”

(READ the story, w/ photos, from KFVS-12)

Story tip from Tonya Brown Wright – Photo of train by jazzowl2003, via CC license

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