Police Officer Saves Man in Wheelchair From Oncoming Train in Lodi, California

Cheryl Sanders
August 14, 2020

"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 Lodi Police Department wrote later on Facebook.

In frightening bodycam vision shared by the Lodi Police Department, Officer Urea is seen running from her patrol vehicle after spotting the man on Lodi Avenue in Lodi, east of San Francisco yesterday.

A harrowing rescue was captured on bodycam video as a police officer in Northern California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on railroad tracks, with mere seconds to spare before a locomotive came passing through. The crossing arms were coming down and she jumped out of her patrol auto.


"A northbound train was traveling pretty fast, and she rushed over to get him unstuck", Sgt. Steve Maynard told the News.

The man suffered a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

"Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today", the department said in a statement. Officer Urrea is reportedly OK.


Last Tuesday, Aug. 4, Urrea responded to a call about a 62-year-old man who collided with the rear of a bus while cycling, the paper said, adding that Urrea performed CPR on him as paramedics arrived on scene and took over.

CBS Sacramento reported the 66-year-old man was "trapped on the tracks", as his electric applaince appeared to be high-centered on the tracks.


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