A policewoman rescued a man in a wheelchair that was stuck on the railroads only a few seconds before a train hit him. This breathtaking moment was captured on camera.
Policewoman Erika Urrea
On the morning of August 8, Police Officer Erika Urrea happened to be in the right place at the right time. She was driving in her patrol car when she noticed a man in a wheelchair stuck in the middle of the railroad. The warning alarm was ringing and the railroad crossing arms were coming down because the train was quickly approaching.
Officer Erika immediately ran to help the man and as she was running, she was calling for back-up on her radio. Upon reaching the man, she realized that the wheelchair he was on was stuck on the railroad. She tried to push the wheelchair but it didn’t move an inch. Time was running out as the train approached. The last resort was to pull the man off of the tracks.
Less than a second after she pulled him to safety, the train crashed through the wheelchair. Officer Erika helped a tragedy be avoided if she hadn’t been there.
The 66-years-old man suffered a leg injury but received immediate attentoin by Officer Erika and her colleague Officer Delgado who came at the scene to help.
The Lodi Police Department was proud of her heroic act.
“Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today. We are extremely proud of her heroism,” the LPD posted on their Facebook page.
The entire incident was recorded by Officer Erika’s body camera. The was uploaded on YouTube and the policewoman has been praised by people for her efforts!
“She didn’t hesitate, she just ran to the rescue,” one comment said. “What an outstandingly heroic woman!”
Reference: Good News Network