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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Engineer in commuter rail crash said to save lives


Commuter rail engineer Jeffrey Constantineau, of Wrentham, is being credited with saving lives in the train crash Monday morning in Franklin.

Constantineau hit the brakes with about 400 feet of track left when he saw a man waving his arms violently. He also warned people to brace themselves.

Nineteen people were injured, but most were released from a hospital the same day, the Globe City & Region section reports today.

A tractor-trailer loaded with construction equipment had become stuck on the tracks. The truckdriver was the man trying to flag the train down.

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