From colleague Natalie Alund:
A disoriented 83-year-old woman whose car was stuck in a set of railroad tracks in Fremont Wednesday morning, narrowly escaped being hit by a commuter train.
The woman, whom police say became lost on her way to see a doctor, managed to flash her car lights at the oncoming train, alerting its conductor to stop the locomotive in time, said Geneva Bosques, spokeswoman for the Fremont Police Department. The train conductor then allowed the woman to board the train to keep warm until police arrived.
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