Officer Risks Life to Save Wheelchair-Bound Man from Oncoming Train

Elias Hubbard
August 14, 2020

The incident took place in Lodi, California, when officer Erika Urrea spotted a man whose wheelchair appeared to be stuck on the railroad tracks, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"A northbound train was traveling pretty fast, and she rushed over to get him unstuck", Sgt. Steve Maynard told the News. "She noticed that the railroad crossing arms started to come down and saw that a train was approaching".

In a Facebook post, the Lodi Police Department praised Urrea's quick actions.

"The male suffered a leg injury that was tended to immediately by Officer Delgado (who had arrived to assist) and Officer Urrea", the police department said in a statement attached to the video.

The sound of the oncoming train on the tracks can be heard over shouts from Officer Urrea saying there's a "male stuck on the tracks" and she's "trying to get him out".

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"Outstanding job! This officer is a hero!" another commenter said.

"Gave me chills! Well done officer.you are a hero and a credit your department". "Absolutely so proud to watch this". The victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

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