- Officer Erika Urrea spotted an unidentified man in a wheelchair while she was driving.
- The elderly man’s chair seemed stuck on the train tracks.
- Dramatic body cam footage showed the female officer saving him just in the nick of time, before the train barrelled past.
Officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police Department in San Francisco was on patrol in the Central Valley community with Sgt. Steve Maynard on Wednesday morning.
While driving, she spotted a man in a wheelchair out of the corner of her eye. The man’s chair was apparently stuck on the train tracks.
“He seemed to be almost wiggling, like he was stuck,” the 36-year-old officer said in an interview with NBC Nightly News.
Noticing the lights flashing, the train horn blaring, and the railroad crossing arms going down, the moving train was evidently fast approaching. Officer Urrea quickly hopped out of her patrol car, raced towards the man, unbuckled his belt, and dragged him out of the wheelchair, both of them consequently falling down to the ground.
Her body cam captured the suspenseful moment, as the barreling train came so close it hit the man’s chair.
The 66-year-old unidentified man sustained a leg injury due to the fall. Officer Urrea and Officer Delgado, another police officer who arrived on the scene, attended to the man. They immediately transported him to a local hospital for medical treatment.
According to Officer Urrea, she didn’t have time to be afraid at that moment. However, she later admitted that it’s actually hard for her to watch the video.
I was trying to figure out ‘OK, where’s the train? I don’t know how fast the train is going. How much time do I have?’ But my goal was, ‘I need to get him off the tracks,” Officer Urrea told NBC.
Honestly, it seems like I’m watching someone else’s video. It’s very surreal … it was scary to watch.
The Lodi Police Department, proud of what their officer had done, shared the video on social media. The footage has then become viral.
They wrote on Facebook:
“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.”
Watch the video here:
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
News10 months ago
Mexican Residents Tie Mayor To Tree After He Failed To Fulfill His Campaign Promise
OMG10 months ago
Bride Asks Husband If She Can Hug Her Ex-BF “One Final Time” During Wedding
Entertainment9 months ago
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Could “Unite The People” If He Runs As US President, Says The Undertaker
OMG8 months ago
Pastor Heals People By Farting The ‘Holy Spirit’ On Their Faces