LODI, Calif. – A Lodi California police officer is seen pulling a man off of railroad tracks seconds before a train is seen approaching and ultimately slamming into the mans disabled wheelchair.
According to Lodi Police, on Wednesday 08-12-20, Officer Urrea was on patrol near the railroad tracks when she noticed a man in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on the tracks. She also noticed that the railroad crossing arms started to come down and realized a train was fastly approaching.
The train is seen hitting the wheelchair at full speed and it throws the man and Officer Urrea back away from the trains path. Police said the man suffered a leg injury from the train impact and it that was tended to immediately by another responding officer who arrived on the scene. The 66-year-old male was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The Lodi Police Department said in a statement, “Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another, and her actions prevented a tragedy today. We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism.”
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