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Senator teaching rail safety almost gets struck by train

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has been pushing rail safety awareness since Metro-North derailed twice last year, killing four people.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 21, 2014 at 2:04 PM

MILFORD, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was giving a speech on rail safety when he was nearly struck by a train himself Friday.

Blumenthal has been pushing rail safety awareness since Metro-North derailed twice last year, killing four people. Part of this campaign was a televised press conference on rail safety at the Milford Amtrak station, and just as the mayor was saying, "as you know, safety is paramount" a train zipped by Blumenthal, nearly striking the senator.

Hopefully, next time Blumenthal will take his own teachings to heart and not stand on the yellow line.

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