Police Officer pulls man in wheelchair from oncoming train with seconds to spare

Police Officer pulls man in wheelchair from oncoming train with seconds to spare

Lodi, Calif., Police Officer Erika Urrea was driving in her car when she saw the railroad arms coming down with a wheelchair-bound man stuck on the tracks. She dashed towards the scene; unbuckled the 66-year-old from his chair and pulled him to safety mere moments before a train passed by, knocking his leg, before the pair collapsed on the ground. The man is hospitalized but likely to survive.

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Oh for Christ's sake, good save. Haven't train tracks and tram tracks too been standardized for at least a century now in terms of track width and depression width? I'm surprised wheelchair makers haven't also standardized their wheels to account for this yet by some regulatory body at the very least since this ain't the first time i've heard this story over the years. Would be nice if they informed the type and brand of wheelchair that this was so owners can do the obligatory.

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