Senator Holds Commuter Safety Presser, Almost Gets Hit By Train

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel narrowly dodged an oncoming train as Milford Mayor Ben Blake spoke about commuter safety.

The conference was in response to the dismal safety record of the MTA Metro-North line, which has had 139 safety violations in the past 10 years, including the derailment that killed four passengers in the Bronx late last year.

In case the irony isn't quite pointed enough, Blake was saying "safety, as you know, is paramount" as the train whizzed by.

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