Watch as man in wheelchair saved at last second from oncoming train by police officer

The disabled man was stuck on railroad tracks in Lodi, California when a train approached.

A policewoman managed to come to the rescue, pulling the man to safety within seconds of the train passing.

Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was in the area of the train tracks around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday when she spotted the man, who appeared to be stuck, as the railroad crossing barriers were lowered.

Urrea’s body-worn camera footage shows her pulling up to see the 66-year-old man and quickly getting out of the car – running to him as she asks, “Can you get up?”

Urrea pulled the man from his chair just as the train approached.

Police said the man was taken to a local hospital for a leg injury but was otherwise OK.

“Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today,” the police department said in a Facebook post. “We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism.

 


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