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Falling railroad tie narrowly misses pregnant woman

CHICAGO (WBBM/CNN) - What was supposed to be just a leisurely drive in Illinois turned out to be a near-death experience for one pregnant woman.

A railroad tie in Chicago fell last weekend and nearly crushed her car.

Veronica McBride said her heart was racing when she saw the tie fall inches away from her, but she wasn't hurt.

Her husband, David, was horrified when he heard the news.

"I can't even fathom how I would feel right now or what would have happened if that tie had fallen just, you know, 6 or 7 feet more to the left," David said. "It would have killed her, without a doubt."

The Chicago Transit Authority has sent inspectors to check the overpass and make repairs.

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