Transcript for Bystander Comforted Lone Fatality in NJ Train Crash
We begin with the latest on the deadly train crash in new Jersey. Investigators on the scene trying to find out why the train barreled through the station. Amy is on the scene. It had to be a horrific scene for that man. 29-year-old rahman per kink. He ran in to help the woman who died on the atform. His account and so many others will be of great interest to the ntsb. They're piecing together the moments that led up to the deadly crash. Are you okay? Reporter: Images of chaos and panic inside a New Jersey train station after a commuter train, carrying 250 people at the height of rush hour, crashed into the station. Holy . You heard a ka-boom. The whole place shook. Everybody is thinking the train will slow down and just collided. Reporter: It struck with such violent force, part of the ceiling collapsed. Debris raining down on the hundreds of people waiting for trains. We have than that has gone through the station. Reporter: Passengers poured out of the emergency windows. Before I knew it, I was flying forward into car one. The wall of car one. I bounced back and hilt the wall. Reporter: As hundreds of fire and police raced to the scene, they found the most severely injured passengers located in the first car. Many trapped. Investigators trying to find out why the train didn't slow down. This surveillance video showing the train heading south at 8:05 A.M. Thursday. 45 minutes later, it's approaching the station. The final stop. The speed limit, 10 miles per hour. The train may have been traveling 30 miles an hour. The train engineer, now identified at 48-year-old Thomas Gallagher is cooperating with investigator and was treated for minor injuries. Here's what the station used to look like. Now the century-old building in pieces. When everybody started running out, I ran in. I saw the train crashed into everything. I just -- I just started trying to help whoever I could. Reporter: You ran into a building that people were running out of with a Superman hood kooe. You helped so many people when they were scared and didn't know what to do. Yes, ma'am. Reporter: What made you run in? I don't know. My mom and my dad raised brave kids. Reporter: He found 34-year-old Fabiola bitter de Kroon in the rubble. She had just dropped her daughter at at day care and was wait far train when she was hit by falling debris. Were you able to give her peace? You held her when she was taking her final breaths? Yes, I'm just going to say, I tried to comfort her as much as I could. I knew she was in pain. Said, I'm not going to leave you. If you're going to die, you're not going to die by yourself. Boy, that young man was raised right. Reporter: He was incredible. And rahman said he was in the right place at the right time because he devastated from his Normal routine. He spotted a group of women who were selling breast cancer t-shirts. He stopped to talk to them. Had he not, he would have been next to that woman when the train crashed.
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