Harrowing moment officer saves man from oncoming train before it smashes his wheelchair caught on body cam
Harrowing moment officer saves man from oncoming train before it smashes his wheelchair caught on body cam

Joseph Wilkinson

New York Daily News

A northern California police officer saved a man’s life Wednesday, dragging him off train tracks seconds before an oncoming locomotive thundered past.

Officer Erika Urrea’s heroic actions were captured on body camera footage.

In the video, Urrea is seen hauling the man out of his wheelchair and off the tracks almost immediately before the wheelchair is crushed by a Union Pacific train.

The 66-year-old man was transported to a hospital with a leg injury, local ABC affiliate KXTV reported. He is in stable condition.

The heart-stopping rescue took place in Lodi, Calif., about 80 miles northeast of San Francisco, at around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Five people in San Joaquin County, which includes Lodi, have been killed by trains in 2020, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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