A Lodi California police officer is being hailed as a hero after she saved a wheelchair user, who became trapped on railroad tracks, from an oncoming Union Pacific train with mere seconds to spare.
The heart-wrenching incident took place shortly before 9am local time on Wednesday. As Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department was on patrol, she noticed a 66-year-old man in a wheelchair in some distress as the crossing barriers were coming down.
Without a second thought, the quick-thinking cop sprinted to free the man, making it from the steering wheel of her car to the man’s wheelchair in under 15 seconds, just enough time to drag him out of the way and save his life, as heart-stopping bodycam footage of the incident shows.
At the last second, Officer Urrea managed to pull the man to safety though, unfortunately, he suffered severe leg injuries caused by the speeding train. He was taken to hospital…