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An off-duty firefighter is being praised as a hero on Wednesday after he saved the life of a woman whose car stalled on the Long Island Rail Road.
Volunteer firefighter Pete DiPinto Sr. was getting ready for bed around 10.30pm Tuesday evening when he heard what sounded like a car crash outside his Brookhaven home.
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According to CBS New York, Janice Esposito's vehicle had been struck by another car as she was turning on the Arthur Avenue crossing near Bellport, sending her toward the tracks.
The impact of the collusion had left Esposito shaken and confused.
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'I had no idea I was on the train tracks or that a train was even coming,' she told CBS New York.
Stuck between her deployed airbag and driver's seat, and still reeling from the impact of the collusion, Esposito struggled to get herself free.
That's when DiPinto came to her...
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