Husband watches as wife struck and killed by Metra train
Imagine the horror of watching your spouse take off on foot and become the victim of a fatal accident right before your very eyes.
This morning around 7:30 a.m., 56-year-old Gail Przybyla was on her way to work at a Bensenville day care center when she and her husband found themselves waiting for a train to cross the tracks.
She was but 20 feet from her workplace front door when she opened the door of the car and ran for it, trying to beat the train on foot.
Her husband begged her to stop, but she insisted.
She was blindsided by an express train as her husband sat behind the wheel of his car and waited to see if she made it to the other side safely.
Gail Przybyla was pronounced dead at the scene.
Todd Przybyla describes his wife as the most kind and loving women he’s ever known. He wants others to learn from his tragedy saying that waiting 20 more seconds for a train to pass should be the only option.
He said taking a risk to run for it “is not worth your life.”