Thirty-year old Jose Luis Medrano is being hailed as a hero in Argentina, and all over the world, today after a surveillance video was spread on the internet featuring him pushing an occupied van off some train tracks moments before he got himself out of the way of a speeding train. The incident occurred in Tigre which is in the state of Buenos Aires, on the northern side of the city of Buenos Aires. Medrano later told the press that he was returning from visiting the sanctuary of local folk saint Gauchito Gil in Mercedes, riding on the back of his friend’s motorbike, when he saw that a van’s engine had stalled on the tracks in Tigre and that a train was approaching. Not even knowing who was in the van, he jumped off the bike and ran forth to push the vehicle to safety, narrowly escaping being hit by the train himself.
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