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Train slams into car moments after 96-year-old woman was pulled from vehicle


By YARA HAMWAY, Storyful

LOMBARD, Ill. (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — A 96-year-old woman was pulled from a car that was sitting on train tracks seconds before a passenger train came through and hit the vehicle in Illinois on Monday local news reported.

The woman, Antoinette Lazarra, was assisted by two Lombard residents before the arrival of a police officer. According to a news release from the village of Lombard, which is a suburb of Chicago, Lazarra had been reported missing earlier in the day and appeared disoriented, having lost control of her car and driven on to the tracks.

Footage taken by bystander Chris Diaz showed a Metra train crashing into a white car.


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