Nvidia marketing manager killed by train while helping man off tracks

Philip Scholz was helping a man to safety as the train hit them both.

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Nvidia marketing manager Philip Scholz was killed on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station in California after pulling a man off the tracks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The man Scholz helped survived, but his identity and reason for being on tracks has not been released. He is in critical condition at the hospital and unable to speak to investigators. Scholz's wife told the Mercury News that the person did want to get out of the way.

Surveillance footage from the station shows that Scholz was talking to the man before he tried pulling him to safety. The commuter train came into the station at 50 to 70 mph when it struck both men, Caltrain officials said.

Nvidia co-founder Chris Malachowsky said that Scholz's actions "completely resonates with something consistent with the guy. I'm sure his knee-jerk, no hesitation to help someone else is what caused this—he goes down as a hero in my book."

Discussion

387 comments
heartindarkness
heartindarkness

why can't people be less self centered and more caring about other people :/ so sad what this world is becoming when all is going to fade :/

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Wow, he died trying to prevent a suicidal man from killing himself. This should be a lesson for all. People have the right to die.

dawsmart
dawsmart

How is this not bigger news??  It's sad that this story has barely made it beyond gaming sites.  This man deserves better recognition.

philippnovikov
philippnovikov

RIP. That's what it means to be a true non-finctional hero.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Rest in peace Mr. Scholtz.  May your selfless act be an inspiration to us all.  My prayers to you and your family.

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

Sad part?  The subway station was most likely full of people who could have saved the both of them were they not sitting on their asses watching.


There's not enough people like Mr. Scholz out there.  If the time ever comes, I pray I can prove myself even half as noble as him.

Takeno456
Takeno456

A brave man, his actions deserve our respect. RIP Mr. Scholz.

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

I wish I had an ounce of this guy's courage.

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

Dumb move, if the man doesn't wanna come out i'm not jumping in.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Damn! he helps another guy and costs him his life. Not fair...

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

I Ok, some jokes are funny. But I just hope the day you guys die there's someone laughing as hard as you do.

I joke all the time about vultures above my head and how every post gives me cancer. but that's just because they told me I wasn't making It into 2013. it's 2014 and I'm still here, what can I do but have some fun?

im "jenseits von gut und bose" but, c'mon.

this guy was trying to help someone, and he died not because he wanted to, but because of someone else.

and im glad this posts don't make it to the family of the guy, because no matter your age, if you're 12 and you're a moron, of if you're 50 and you think you're a good comedian... it's just a shame to joke about a guy's death.


thrombosis45
thrombosis45

Who wants to bet, the guy who pushed him is the CEO of Nabisco? I'm naked.

PSdual_wielder
PSdual_wielder

RIP.

What a brave and selfless individual.  I don't think many people including me is able to make such a sacrifice when faced with a sudden situation and had to make a quick decision.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

That was a truly humane thing the Nvidia manager did. I'm a muslim and our holy book Quran says that if anyone slew a person, it is as if he slew the whole humanity, and if anyone saved a life, it is as if he saved the whole humanity.


Mr. Scholz has indeed saved the whole humanity. The best way in which the saved man can repay Mr. Scholz is by honoring and living his life completely.

uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

Sad. Died a hero, more than be said for most people.

zaheer2020
zaheer2020

safe one mankind same as safe the whole mankind. god bless him. 

Max_160
Max_160

The reason the world is full of evil is because while many are hardcore liberal individualists, the truly responsible in society always risk everything to help another, including their life.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Wow that guy was a real hero.  I bet his family are devastated...but proud.

xSagez
xSagez

That's beautiful and horribly saddening. Rest in peace, Scholz.

Elnath10
Elnath10

What a tragedy... really sad news. RIP

Bowser05
Bowser05

Goes to show that people in important positions aren't always bad and greedy. May this man rest in peace and may the person he gave his life for survive through the injuries.

Strychnine
Strychnine

Wow. Truly heroic.  My prayers go out to his wife and family.

Ruster25
Ruster25

Whoa...

Lesson here is don't help anyone. EVER.

Shatilov
Shatilov

R.I.P. their should be more people like him. My condolences for his wife & family. 

Kos1c
Kos1c

Ah man that's terrible news. R.I.P

Pennebaker
Pennebaker

R.I.P.  I hope the other fella was worth it.

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

@uninspiredcupI'm thinking... most people were just standing on the platform watching both of them die. Sad.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Max_160 Liberal and individualist don't describe the same people - they aren't words that should be in the same sentence.

Mr_Ditters
Mr_Ditters

@Max_160 Thank you for being a person who is logical and capable of thinking for yourself and who isn't a follower of the narcissistic, mentally ill, double thinking, leftist nutcases who control our media, academics, and entertainment (and for the time being our government).

ZombieGuyGeorge
ZombieGuyGeorge

@Ruster25 the world needs people like you... oh wait, it's already full with people like you. nevermind me :D

Shatilov
Shatilov

@billlabowski  i find what you said to be idiotic, and out of context, and if u meant it as a joke, then please note that your joking is very offensive.

Brenms
Brenms

@billlabowski I lol'd. Don't mind these other kiddos, you're a funny guy. Maybe now people will buy more nvidia! Great marketing strategy by a very hero! MUCH wow!

easypig
easypig

@billlabowski if this was meant as a joke it is in very poor taste. If you were being serious you are a waste of anybody's time.


Smosh150
Smosh150

@Shilaundril @billlabowski It will happen every time someone says "religion" or "God" on this site, best not to be surprised by this, especially on this site.

Pukshd
Pukshd

If the guy believes in something, leave him be.

Shilaundril
Shilaundril

@billlabowski Wow, really? You really took your @#$%ing time to belittle someones comment on a tragic moment in life? Bro, I hope you live a long and fulfilling life. Thanks for the colossal waste of space you are taking up.