Posted 2/9/24

An elderly Ardmore woman was nearly hit by a train Monday, but a teenage hero saved her life.

Lilly Baker was driving in Ardmore when she spotted the woman struggling to cross a railroad track in her wheelchair. The 18-year-old watched as several people passed right by the situation and didn’t stop to help, so she got out to offer assistance.

Just as Lilly started to help the woman, they heard the sound of an oncoming train rushing toward them. She recalls that the woman was trying to explain that she can’t walk and was in pain. After pulling with all her strength, Lilly was able to get them both safely out of the train’s path.

During the incident, the woman broke both of her ankles. But, survived an incident that could’ve been much worse.