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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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