SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- An NJ Transit commuter train was speeding toward her Wednesday afternoon when two good Samaritans rushed onto a Saddle Brook railroad crossing and rescued an 89-year-old woman.
A motorist stopped at the Market Street tracks caught the rescue on video ( above ).
The Garfield woman, who walks with two canes, was crossing around 1:30 p.m. when the gates came down as a northbound train approached, Police Chief Robert Kugler told Daily Voice.
Suddenly, 28-year-old Jonathan Mango of Park Ridge came from one direction and another savior -- who left before police arrived -- from another.
Both quickly ushered her to safety.
Police summoned the borough ambulance corps, who found the woman shaken up but uninjured, Kugler said.
She was taken to the hospital for further evaluation, the chief said.
"The woman is always walking through our community and in all types of weather conditions -- attracting many to gaze and many others to offer assistance," Kugler said.
"She certainly had the angels watching over her today," the chief said. "These two individuals, angels themselves without a doubt, saved her from a near disaster."
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