California cop saves man whose wheelchair got trapped in train tracks
Heart-stopping video shows a California cop saving a man’s life with seconds to spare after his wheelchair got trapped in the middle of a crossing — as a train barreled toward him.
Bodycam footage shows alarms already sounding as Lodi police officer Erika Urrea got out of her squad vehicle early Wednesday after spotting the wheelchair stuck in tracks in the middle.
The Union Pacific train then repeatedly sounded its horn as it raced straight toward them — with Urrea hauling the 66-year-old man out of his chair just seconds before a head-on smash.
As they both fell back, the train still hit the bottom of the man’s legs — but he was saved from certain death, Lodi police said.
“Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another, and her actions prevented a tragedy today,” the department said.
“We are extremely proud of Officer Urrea and her heroism,” the force said of the 14-year veteran.
The injured man, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital where he was in a stable condition, police told Lodi News.
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