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article image'Hero' pushes van out the way of incoming train

By Elliot Meszaros     Mar 9, 2010 in World
Tigre - A man has saved a fellow motorist after they became stuck on train tracks by pushing their van out of the way, narrowly avoiding being hit himself. The video hit YouTube and the train hero has reached Internet stardom. (See video above)
In the footage from a security camera the man can be seen pushing the van clear of the tracks and jumping clear himself at the last second. The drama took place in February, south of the capital Buenos Aires in the town of Tigre in Argentina.
The man was travelling as a passenger with his friend, who was driving, on a motorcycle behind the stalled vehicle and he seems to have acted on the spur of the moment, pushing the vehicle out of harms way.
After the train has stopped the man clearly looks stunned by what has just transpired but then punches the air when he realises the implications of what happened. He can then be seen hugging his friend who is enthusiastically congratulating him.
Since being posted on YouTube the video itself has been viewed over half a million times, almost 70,000 of those views came from the first day.
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