Archive - Aug 22, 2011

Archive - Aug 22, 2011


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Train Passengers Perform CPR After Man Collapses at West Newton Station
After a man collapsed on the platform in West Newton, Commuter Rail passengers stepped in to help out.
By Melanie Graham

It was an exciting commute for a few passengers on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line this morning.

David Perry, an Ashland resident, as well as Framingham resident Dean Bonis, helped perform CPR on a man at the West Newton station after the man collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.

"I knew I had the training and I knew what to do," Perry told Newton Patch.

Newton Fire Chief Paul Chagnon told Newton Patch this morning that the man was reported to be "awake and alert" in the hospital.

As the train pulled into the West Newton stop around 8 a.m., Perry and Bonis explained that someone ran onto their cars asking if there was a doctor available, as a man had just collapsed on the platform.

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