Man hit by train, saved by member

Published: July 25, 2016

Last updated on September 1st, 2016

In a heroic show of foresight and bravery, SMART Transportation Division Vice Local Chairperson Rob Forrest (Local 202 at Denver) saved the life of a pedestrian Wednesday, July 20.

Forrest, who – according to SMART TD Colorado State Legislative Director Carl Smith – carries a tourniquet for his personal belief of being prepared, used the tourniquet to save a 22-year-old man’s life after being hit and dragged by a BNSF train that Forrest was on.

First responders credited Forrest’s application of the tourniquet to saving the man’s life.

Read more about the accident from CBS Denver.