Last week, a local police officer in California made headlines after she pulled out a man stuck in his wheelchair from the tracks just seconds before a train sped by.
The camera footage of her body revealed tense moments surrounding the rescue. Around 8.44 am on 8th August, Officer Erika Urrea rushed out of her patrol car, immediately she saw what was coming. The railroad crossing arms were coming down, and here comes a train.
She ran over, and after noticing the wheelchair refused to move, she pulled the man from the wheelchair. Both of them fell to the ground safely, just a few moments before they would have been hit by a trailer.
The 66-year-old man suffered an injury to his leg but was attended to immediately by Urrea and another police officer and colleague, Delgado, who came over to the scene to help.
The Lodi department team wrote about this daring event on Facebook:
Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today. We are extremely proud of her heroism.The Lodi department team
Watch the video below: