Police Officer Saves Man in Wheelchair Stuck in Train Tracks [VIDEO]
TMZ has the video of Lodi, California's Erika Urrea jumping out of her police cruiser when she noticed the crossing arms coming down while the man was still on the tracks. When she gets to him and tries to move the wheelchair from the tracks, she realizes that the wheels are wedged in tight. You can hear the locomotive's horn sounding throughout the video.
And, just like in the movies, Urrea had to make the split-second decision to drag the man from his wheelchair as the train was bearing down on them. And, just like in the movies, Urrea makes a successful, last-second leap into heroism!
As you can see in the video, there were only 2 seconds to spare, as the train struck the chair after the gentleman was barely clear of the tracks. (When I say "barely clear", it does appear that his leg was struck by the train. In the video, you can clearly see that they blurred the lower part of his leg, as if to not show "gore". We hope he makes a full recovery.)
Kudos to Officer Erika Urrea, showing us what real police officers do day in and day out.
The whole situation gives meaning to the old CCR song "Stuck in Lodi Again", no?