Quick thinking by a New Jersey motorist saved an elderly woman who had frozen while trying to cross the tracks in front of an oncoming train.
Dash cam video shows 28-year-old Jonathan Mango and an unidentified Good Samaritan rush to her aid and help her get off the tracks just as a NJ Transit train barrels past them in Bergen County.
‘I’m watching and I see her going across and I’m like, ‘this isn’t feeling right,” Mango said to ABC7. ‘I saw the train was really coming. I sprinted onto the tracks and I pulled her by the arm. She was scared, like I was trying to do something.
‘She actually stopped because she was scared, so then I tried grabbing her arm and then really tried pulling her. She was having a lot of trouble,’ he said.
When people called him a hero, Mango humbly said:
“I’m not a hero, I’m not anything. I saw something and something needed to be done.”
Afterward, police responded to the scene and took the woman to the hospital to make sure she was alright.
Had it not been for Mango, this story could have had a very different ending.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 9, 2017