CHICAGO (CBS) — Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.
Suarez was on Wolf Road in Western Springs, near the BNSF Line tracks, when he spotted a woman make a left turn off Wolf, but instead of going onto one of the two streets running parallel to the tracks, she drove onto the center set of Metra tracks.
“In my head, I’m thinking, ‘You’re not doing that. You’re really not doing that,’” Suarez said. “It was one of those things where I never even thought about stopping. I knew that there was somebody in trouble. I ran out there and did what I had to do.”