Man hit by train meets heroic railroad employees who saved his life

Man hit by train meets heroic railroad employees who saved his life

‘I heard a noise behind me. I’m not too sure if it was the horn, or the train itself’


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WEBVTT MR. PAUGEL: I HEARD A NOISEBEHIND ME.I’M NOT TOO SURE IF IT WAS THEHORN OR THE rtTRAIN ITSELF. KENT: WALKING DOWN THESE TRACKS,WEARING HEADPHONES, CODY PAUGELDIDN’T SEE THE AMTRAK TRAINBEARING DOWN ON HIM.MR. STERNIG: AND THE WHOLE TIMErtYOU’RE THINKING, PLEASE GET OUTOF THE WAY. KENT: ENGINEER JERRY STERNIG SAWTHE TEEN IN THE DISTANCE, ANDTRIED DESPERATELY TO SLOW THETRAIN.MR. BERTRAND: I COULD FEEL THATrtTHERE WAS SOMETHING NOT RIGHT. KENT: CONDUCTOR BEN BERTRANDSENSED WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.MR. PAUGEL: I TURNED AROUND, THETRAIN WAS ABOUT 10-15 FEET AWAYrtFROM ME SO I JUMPED. I REMEMBER EVERYTHING, FROM THEIMPACT TO BEING TOSSED IN THEAIR, SHOES FLYING OFF TOrt HITTINGTHE GROUND. YOU SEE THE THINGS YOU REALLYLOVE FLASH RIGHT IN FRONT OFYOU.KENT: DID YOU THINK YOU WEREGOING TO DIE?rtMR. PAUGEL: UM, AT THAT TIME,YEAH, I DID. KENT: CODY KNEW THERE WASNOTHING AROUND HIM, NO ONE TOKNOW THAT HE’D BEEN HIT.THAT’S WHEN HE SUDDENLY LOOKEDUP, AND IN THErt DISTANCE, UNDERTHIS OVERPASS, SAW THAT THETRAIN HAD STOPPED, AND SOMEONEWAS GETTING OUT. MR. BERTRAND: I GOT OFF THETRAIN PRETTY MUCH IMMEDIATELY. I SAW HIrtS ARM MOVE, AND I GOTEXCITED. KENT: BERTRAND RADIOED TOSTERNIG THAT THE BOY WAS ALIVE.MR. STERNIG: AAAH, RELIEF. rtKENT: YOU WERE SURPRISED TO SEEHIM ALIVE? MR. BERTRAND: RIGHT, VERY MUCHSO. KENT: AND ALSO SURPRISED AT THEFIRST WORDS CODY SPOKE TO HIM.MR. PAUGEL: I’M TELLING HIM, I’MSORRY, IrtT WAS STUPID, I’M SORRY.KENT: HE HAD A LARGE HOLE IN HISLEG, A BROKEN PELVIS, BROKENRIBS AND WOULD UNDERGO 31SURGERIES, BUT NEVER STOPPEDrtTHINKING ABOUT THOSE MEN ON THETRAIN.SO HE TRIED TO SEND THEM AMESSAGE THROUGH AMTRAK, AND THISIS WHAT HAPPENED.>> HOW ARE YOU?rt>> DOING WELL.DOING WELL.>> LOOKING GOOD.NICE TO FINALLY MEET YOU. >> YEAH, UNDER BETTERCIRCUMSTANCES. rt>> NICE TO MEET YOU.KENT: CODY AND HIS FAMILY MET,FACE-TO-FACE, WITH THE MEN WHOHELPED SAVE HIS LIFE.MR. PAUGEL: IF YOU GUYS WOULDN’THAVE STOPPED, IF YOU DIDN’T COMEOUT, HONESTLY, I PROBABLYWOULDN’T BE HERE. rt>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEINGDOWN THERE WITH HIM.>> YEAH. KENT: AND 5 YEARS LATER,…

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