Agent saves man hit by train
New Jersey police officer saves man being run over with seconds to spare.
A rookie police officer is marking his seventh month, on the strength had a memorable birthday, after saving a man who was only a few seconds of being hit by an oncoming train in New Jersey.
The dramatic incident was captured on a Perth Amboy Agent Kyle Savoia body camera. The footage shows him sprinting down the tracks and screaming at a man while waving to the oncoming train to stop.
“Hey, bud! Hey move!” Savoia screamed. “Stop the train!”
The unknown man stepped out of the tracks with only a few moments to spare.
The 22-year-old Savoia told PIX 11 he was “very nervous.”
Heidi Burke, on the platform waiting for the train, told the news station Savoia was “a real hero.”
“He just jumped in front of the train,” Burke said. “I saw the red t-shirt, and a body connected to fly to one side, and the agent goes to the other. And the train pulled in between them.”
The unknown man can be heard on the body camera video talk Savoia.
The man, who appeared distressed, was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
“As police, our job is to make quick decisions in difficult situations and act on them,” Savoia said in a statement released by the city. “At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that everyone is safe at home.”
Policing runs in the family Savoia. His father was a Sgt. Kevin Savoia, Sr., that is 28 years before his death in 2016, and his grandfather was on the force for 25 years.
His mother, Donna Savoia, said her late husband and father-in-law would be proud.
“It has made me very emotional,” she told PIX 11. “I watched the video. I was in shock, you know. To see him do what he was hired to do, it makes me very proud, also following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather’s footsteps.”
It is unclear why the man was on the tracks.
Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang