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Senator has close call with moving train during speech about train safety

Senator Has Close Call With Moving Train During Speech About Safety

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was dangerously close to a train as it zipped by during a news conference about train safety - and it was all caught on video.

Anchors at WTNH, one of the local stations that caught the incident on video, said Blumenthal was lucky he didn't get hurt.

'Normally, when you wait for the train, you're looking and watching so you can see what's coming. His back was toward it. He moved away just in the right nick of time.'

WVIT also caught the incident on video, and, by the looks of it, the station's camera operator also might have been standing on the yellow line passengers are supposed to stand behind for safety.

But a writer for Metro says Blumenthal likely sent an important message to his constituents.

'A senator unintentionally demonstrated his point. The force of the Amtrak train was so much it caused him to stumble.'

Blumenthal hasn't commented on the close call.

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pontificio April 21 2014 at 3:58 PM

This is another case in point that the elected representatives of this country aren't the brightest stars in the night sky.

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Tigerstrpe1 April 21 2014 at 6:15 PM

try to do something about people and trains, prove you are an idiot.

try to do something about people and guns, prove you are an idiot.

these conn. people are consistant and obviously stupid.

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beth Tigerstrpe1 April 21 2014 at 8:21 PM

or be a republican and DO NOTHING at all

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lc5401 April 21 2014 at 6:15 PM

Hey spunkey wake up, check the rail

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toolmanoo7 April 21 2014 at 6:18 PM

Thes are the idiots that tell us how to be safe

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meflouis April 21 2014 at 6:20 PM

He almost was eligible for a purple heart, he did come close when he was in Vietnam, Oh, he said he was there. And he got elected, just like the Indian from Mass. J Dagata Sr.

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joe April 21 2014 at 6:22 PM

What and idiot.

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JIMMY joe April 21 2014 at 7:15 PM


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joe April 21 2014 at 6:23 PM

Bloominthal will blame the train and not how stupid he was.

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reelriot85 April 21 2014 at 6:41 PM

He has to keep up with all of the other Politicians that just make stupid decisions. But that gets attention.........not votes..........but attention.

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IBruzEZ April 22 2014 at 7:21 AM

Listen to the "lawmaker".... not obeying the law. Stand BEHIND the yellow line for safety.!!! Dumb...

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Josh.I.Am April 22 2014 at 7:03 AM

He didn't stumble. In no way was his life "in danger". RELAX PEOPLE!!

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