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Man in wheelchair stuck on tracks pulled from path of speeding train

Man in wheelchair stuck on tracks pulled from path of speeding train
A US policewoman has dragged an elderly man from the path of an ongoing train in California after his wheelchair became stuck on the train tracks.
In frightening bodycam vision shared by the Lodi Police Department, Officer Urea is seen running from her patrol car after spotting the man on Lodi Avenue in Lodi, east of San Francisco yesterday.
As she approaches the man, asking him if he can stand, the railroad crossing arms start to drop. Then blare of the train's horn sounds.
A US policewoman has dragged an elderly man from the path of an ongoing train in California after his wheelchair became stuck on the train tracks. (Supplied - Lodi Police Department)
As the officer approaches the man, she asks if he can stand as the railroad crossing arms start to drop. Then blare of the train's horn sounds. (Supplied - Lodi Police Department)
When the man fails to respond, Ms Urea scrambles to haul him from his motorised chair, yelling "get up, get up".
They both fall to the ground from the tracks, the man still clutching his walking cane.
Seconds later, the speeding train passes within metres of the man's head as he lays on the road. The officer bellows into her police radio for an ambulance.
The officer and the man both fall to the ground from the tracks after she lifts him from his chair, only metres from the passing train. (Supplied - Lodi Police Department)
The speeding train passes within metres of the man's head as he lays on the road. The officer bellows into her police radio for an ambulance. (Supplied - Lodi Police Department)
"The male suffered a leg injury that was tended to immediately by Officer Delgado (who had arrived to assist) and Officer Urrea," the police department said in a statement attached to the video.
"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 Erica Urrea and her heroism."