Good Samaritan rescues 80-year-old woman from oncoming Metra train

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A woman was almost killed by a Metra train in Western Springs, but a good Samaritan rescued her in the nick of time.

The 80-year-old woman got stuck on the tracks on Wolf Rd. late Monday afternoon.

Com-Ed employee Ed Suarez saw the approaching train. He jumped out of his own car, and pulled the woman from her car, just seconds before the train hit it.

"I saw her turn.  I rushed across the tracks, put my car in park -- don't even remember closing the door -- run out, and I see the car is now going very slow still down the tracks," Suarez told WGN.

"I was trying to stop her.  I picked up rocks and threw them, trying to get her attention." he continued.  "In the distance I see a light.  I just know there's a train coming in our direction."

He finally got the woman to open the door and told her, "Ma'am we have to get you out of this car.  You're on the tracks!"

The woman told him she couldn't walk.  "And I just picked her up, put her arm around my neck and then I dragged her out," Suarez said.

It caused some train delays, but the woman wasn't seriously injured.

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