ANAHEIM, Calif. — A Lake Forest woman who died from injuries suffered when her car was struck by a freight train in Anaheim dialed 911 to report her predicament and was being urged by a dispatcher to get out of the car when the phone went dead, police said Tuesday.
Linda Kruger-Small, 68, was in a 2005 Honda Civic that got stuck on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks just south of Lakeview Street and Orangethorpe Avenue Monday. The car was struck by a freight train traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said police received a 911 call from a woman asking for help because she was stuck on railroad tracks.
A dispatcher who was advising her to get out of the car was able to hear a man trying to help the woman — but then the line went dead, Martinez said.
Because 911 always saves people on TV?