John Obenchain saves woman from train
Train Smashes Automobile PROSPECT PARK -- An ex press passenger train demolished a car at the Pennsylvania Railroad Railroad station in Prospect Park 'ednesday night. A passer-by halted a local luter train before it reached the tailed car but the PRR's "Con- ressional Limited" rolled through le station on another track am nto the car. of Qf 3648 Brookhaven. She was parked 01 Maryland Avenue along the sout ide of the station. Vehicles park diagonally in the area. Patrolman Walton Bartholo mew, Prospect Park police, said he woman apparently had the icle in forward drive instead norm 64 a.m r o help the woman. He tried sack off the tracks. A local 3ound for Philadelphia, ap The driver was Donna Lavin. " " " N Cleanvater Lane Chestcr ven." She was parked u " everse. When she tried to ut of the parking space, hot forward and came o a br |J n the east bound tracks. " e sa Â£ f , iroached. Obenchain ran toward the train and waved his arms warniiw Thaf tr.iin dmTM,, t n r estate warning. That train, slowing stop at the station, halted in time. The second train, the Washington-New Washington-New York City express, approached approached on the inside east bound track. Miss Lavin and Obenchain, were trying to start the car, lumped out. A crewman from commuter train tried to flag the express. The fast moving train smashed into the front end of auto and pushed it 50 feet the track. Parts of the auto were scattered scattered along the Irack for 200 The express came to a stop the PRR station in Norwood. Miss Lavin was driving a sedan owned by a friend, John Stearns, 122 Riverside Ave., Prospect Park. Stearns is stationed Jacksonville Naval Air Station Fla. The accident happened at 5:55 p.m Train service was delayed about 45 minutes. The "Congressional "Congressional Limited" continued to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Another locomotive was assigned to the express because of minor damage resulting from the crash.