Police officer rescues man in wheelchair from oncoming train

Clay Curtis
August 14, 2020

It's a heart-stopping video: An officer's body camera captured the moment when she saved a man in a wheelchair from a train with no time to spare.

On Wednesday morning, Lodi, California police officer Erika Urrea spotted a man in a wheelchair stuck on some train tracks.

Bodycam footage shows the railroad crossing arms starting to come down when Urrea exits her vehicle and begins running towards the man.

The urgency in Urrea's voice is apparent as she repeatedly tells the man to "get up!" and pulls him out of his chair and drags him from the tracks.

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"We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism", reads a Facebook post from the Lodi Police Department.

Maynard said the man suffered severe injures to his legs because the train still struck him as Urrea pulled him away, the paper said.

Urrea, a 14-year-veteran of the force, declined to speak to the media about the incident. (Supplied - Lodi Police Department) The speeding train passes within metres of the man's head as he lays on the road.

Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. The victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

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