Hero police woman saves wheelchair-bound man from speeding train with seconds to spare
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Hero police woman saves wheelchair-bound man from speeding train with seconds to spare

HEART-STOPPING footage has emerged of an heroic police woman saving a man's life by pulling him out of the way of a speeding train.

Officer Erike Urrea risked her own life by running onto a train line to pull a wheelchair-bound man - who appeared to be stuck - to safety.

Bodycam footage shows officer Urrea scrambling out of her car and pulling the man out of the path of the train just a second or two before the train sped by at high speed.

It's understood that the 66-year-old man sustained a leg injury and was later taken to a local hospital, but miraculously escaped with his life.

The incident occurred in California on Wednesday.

On Facebook, Lodi Police Department wrote: "On August 12, 2020, at around 8.44am, Officer Urrea was in the area of Lodi Avenue and the railroad tracks when she saw a male in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on the tracks.

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"She noticed that the railroad crossing arms started to come down and saw that a train was approaching.

"She immediately exited her patrol vehicle and began running towards the male. As the train was reaching them, she was able to pull the male out of the wheelchair and they both fell back onto the ground.

"The male suffered a leg injury that was tended to immediately by Officer Delgado (who had arrived to assist) and Officer Urrea. The 66-year-old male was ultimately transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

"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."