Lombard Police Officer, 3 Good Samaritans Rescue Woman Before Train Crash with Car

Lombard police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:30 p.m. Monday January 14, 2019 to a crash involving a car and a Metra passenger train at Grace and St Charles Road.

Lombard police Officer Dan Herrera, and Good Samaritans Steve Spapperi, 19, and Justin Mueller, 24, and another man nearby rushed out of their cars to rescue the woman from the oncoming Metra train . Spapperi and Mueller, both of Lombard, saw Lazzara lose control and drive onto the tracks.

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The Metra train crashed into a car on the tracks in Lombard just seconds after the elderly driver was rescued.

Antoinette Lazzara, age 96, who uses a cane, was not able to walk on her own on the rocky railroad bed. Her rescuers were able to move her from danger without causing any serious injuries. Lazzara was transported to a local hospital for observation.




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