A woman in her 40s rushed to help a 74-year old man who fell on the train tracks in Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday morning. The man was safely kept from harm, but the woman sadly lost her life when the oncoming train hit her. According to the police, the train’s driver couldn’t stop in time. The incident happened near the train stations of Nakayama and Kamoi.
It was 11:30 in the morning when the elderly man was crossing at the JR Yokohama Line, but somehow stumbled and fell on the tracks as he did. According to witnesses, Natsue Murata came to help as soon as the crossing barriers came down. She was waiting inside her car at the crossing line when she saw the man in peril as an oncoming train approached. Unfortunately, the train was not stopped in time and hit the woman, resulting in her death at the scene. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for his head and back injuries, with the police confirming that he is now in a stable condition. One can only hope this woman will be recognized as the hero she became when making that split-second decision to help.
Unlike what happened in Nagoya during summer, it was unfortunate that the woman’s good samaritan actions caused her to lose her life. In August at the Kanayama Station, a 58-year old woman from Mie Prefecture also fell on the tracks. Three passengers came to help her and no one was seriously injured.
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