Senator has close call with train during railway safety speech

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal had a close call with a train while giving a speech on railway safety.

KHON2 News reported that it happened as Blumenthal was giving a press conference Friday in Milford, Conn.

“Safety as you know is paramount,” Blumenthal told the audience, right before the train nearly knocked his chart over, causing him to step back.

Watch the incident in the video above.


  • Jommie

    lol…perfect timing…”safety is paramount” then his assistant almost gets taken out for standing in the no stand zone. Classic!

  • Thomas Christopher

    Actually, that WAS the Senator who almost got taken out. But that would be fitting for a lawmaker who promotes wasting billions of tax dollars on high-speed transit from rail service that loses money every year (and kills several distracted pedestrians/motorists annually), just to appease his radical environmentalist base. AMTRAK has been a “massive failure after forty years”, according to one of its founders, Anthony Haswell, and needed $1.6 billion in congressional subsidies in 2012 just to keep running (per the Washington Post). No, we really don’t want unpopular senators or representatives taken out by the high-speed failures that they champion, but the American people are getting fed up with these perpetual pet projects and “bridges to nowhere” that future generations will be stuck with paying for.

  • FaithC

    I guess he never takes the train and does not know that the yellow zone is a no stand zone. I guess if he took trains instead of limos he would know this.

  • Don Chamberlin

    If trains were to be just invented today, they would be banned. Putting people one foot away something unstoppable going 60-MPH. with nothing but a yellow line as a barrier, would be considered crazy. Bloomie probably does not take trains anyway.

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