Illinois Teen Risks Her Life to Dramatically Save Elderly Man Stuck on Train Tracks

Nineteen-Year-Old Woman Risks Life to Save Elderly Man Stuck on Train Tracks

A quick-thinking young mom heroically saved an elderly man after his motorized scooter got stuck on railroad tracks as a train was fast-approaching.

Ashley Aldridge was preparing lunch for her two children on Tuesday when she heard a man crying for help.

Excerpt from Tiare Dunlap’s article in People- Read more


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