California teenager dies after saving girlfriend from oncoming train
Mickayla Friend, 16, of Marysville, is in critical condition after she and her boyfriend were hit by a train on the way to a school dance. Witnesses said her boyfriend made the split-second decision to save Mickayla instead of himself as the train bore down on them.
A young man died while trying to save his first love's life as a train came barreling down on them while they were on their way to a school dance.
The girl is now in a hospital fighting to hold onto the life her boyfriend gave everything to save.
The family of 16-year-old Mickayla Friend said she and her boyfriend were planning to attend a Sadie Hawkins Day dance at their high school in Marysville, Calif., when they walked towards a store on the train tracks.
A train approached traveling in the same direction as the two teenagers and they were unable to move out of the way in time, TV station KCRA reports.
"It's her first boyfriend and her first love....And she just got it taken away from her in an instant."
At the last moment Mickayla's boyfriend — whose name has not been released by authorities but has been identified on Facebook as Mateus Moore — pushed her out of the way. He was killed at the scene. His girlfriend is in critical condition at a local hospital.
"You can't imagine getting the worst call in your life, knowing that you just dropped your sister off to go to a dance that was supposed to be a special, amazing night for her and her boyfriend of a year," Alithya Friend told the station. "And then you get a call that says he's deceased and she's in critical condition."
The accident occurred near a crowded park and many onlookers rushed over to try and save the two teenagers.
"The engineer was on the horn. … Then finally, they both looked back at the same time," witness Sean Stark told the station. "They would have both been underneath that train if he didn't push her out of the way at the last second."
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Posted: Mar 24 2014 at 10:00am
Sad but trains are loud you hear before they're near so don't see how this could happen guess they weren't paying attention to their surroundings. Sound like were being fast if her sister dropped her off at the dance she shouldn't have left hope it was that important.
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