Alabama high school senior Lilly Baker was driving to meet friends when she saw a 53-year-old woman whose wheelchair was stuck as she tried to cross railroad tracks on foot. Baker, 18, tried twice to carry the woman off the tracks and then, when the train was less than 20 inches away, “grabbed as hard as I could to get her out of there.” The train did clip the woman’s feet, breaking both ankles and wrecking the wheelchair. “For an 18-year-old girl who is not big in stature to risk her life to save somebody else, she just showed that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes,”said Ardmore police chief Jereme Robison. The Limestone County Commission gave Baker an award for heroism.

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