Train Nearly Hits U.S. Senator

21 Apr 2014, 8:40 am

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) nearly got hit by a passing train in a Connecticut train station Friday. Luckily, he and others were unharmed. According to KHON, Blumenthal was at a press conference on railroad safety violations.

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