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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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rodshiley71 April 21 2014 at 3:04 PM

And he's supposed to be a leader? Time for him to go.

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Astroman April 21 2014 at 3:29 PM

Stupid ass!

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quincy_maxwell April 21 2014 at 2:39 PM

Safety first. Too funny.

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n329df April 21 2014 at 2:11 PM

Missed him by that much......

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jijjhnsn April 21 2014 at 2:58 PM

What a dumb dumb move. See the yellow line, safety expert?

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cbongio April 21 2014 at 3:44 PM

what did Mr Gump say "stupid is as stupid does" this guy should have know better than stand on the yellow line at the train station.

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victomp April 21 2014 at 3:06 PM

This is the guy who wants to run our lives in Connecticut!!! Brilliant!!!!

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hpycmpr155 victomp April 21 2014 at 3:50 PM

If you are going to "allow" him to run your life then you are the stupid one.

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Sandy April 21 2014 at 2:48 PM

Blah blah blah - the guy didn't stumble and he wasn't even leaning toward the train - he just grabbed for the sign that was falling due to the train zipping by.
Sensationalism sucks!

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JE WA ZA WI Sandy April 21 2014 at 3:20 PM

Agree .Millions of pedestrians are that close to automobiles every day . Writer just wanted to bring up some political bashing ,as they do every day .

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myoung9956 April 21 2014 at 2:57 PM

Too bad it missed.

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twiggymonsterone April 21 2014 at 2:43 PM

Come on somebody should they need to put safety label on it!

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