The Madison County Board of Commissioners honored a man at their meeting Oct. 27 who pulled another man from the railroad track in Carlton as a train was approaching.
Norb Krzak, of Loganville, was on his way to finish a fence installation in Elberton on Saturday, Oct. 22, about 8 a.m. when he saw a vehicle approaching him veer off the road and down an embankment onto the CSX railroad tracks below.
A portion of the following 911 call where he spoke with dispatcher Rita Fulcher, was played for the audience Thursday night. As the tape played, the train could be heard approaching shortly after Krzak made the call and then climbed down the embankment to see what he could do. After yelling at Fleming to get off the track and seeing that he was unable to do so, Krzak pulled the young man off the track just before the train struck the vehicle, which was halfway on the track. The driver of the vehicle, Eric Fleming, 17, was thrown clear of the track on the other side.
Bradley Fleming, (L), Elberton, is pictured with Norb Krzak, (R), Loganville, at the Oct. 27 Madison County Board of Commissioners meeting. Krzak pulled the injured Fleming off railroad tracks on Hwy. 72 as a train approached Oct. 22. Margie Richards/staff
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