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Law Student Saves Woman Who Fell in Path of Approaching Train


A Seton Hall law student says it was “pure adrenaline and instinct” that caused him to jump onto the train tracks to help pull an elderly woman from the path of an oncoming train last week.

The student, James Baber of Bayonne, N.J., told the Jersey Journal about the rescue after his co-worker from the Hudson County law department called the newspaper about his heroism.

Previous news reports didn’t identify who helped the 72-year-old woman when she stumbled and fell onto the tracks Oct. 18. Baber said he saw the woman from from the overhead walkway above the platform and jumped onto the tracks, helping pull her away.

“It’s not like there was much of a thought process,” Baber told the Jersey Journal. “There was a man waving his arms to signal the train to stop, but no one else was going to be able to get there in time.”

The unidentified woman was admitted to the hospital, where she was in good condition.

Hat tip to Above the Law.

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