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Video: Hero cop saves driver from oncoming train

Hero cop, train, Utah Highway Patrol, accident

Neither the officer nor the driver was hurt in the incident.



By Web Report

Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 2:51 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 5:01 PM

Dramatic dashcam footage shows how a US cop ignored a hurtling train and pulled an unconscious driver out of a car that was stranded on the tracks.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper, Ruben Correa, saved the life of the driver just one second before the speeding train smashed the vehicle throwing it at least 30 feet away.
The footage shows 'heroic' Correa running up a small slope to reach the car on the train tracks as the lights of the FrontRunner train can be seen heading toward the stationary car, reported New York Post.

"Get out of here - we got a train coming! We got a train coming!" Correa can be heard shouting in panic as he tries to move the unidentified driver. The cop is finally able to lift the unconscious driver out of his car and they both tumble down the slope in Farmington.
"I'm still trying to process everything that happened. I'm just very grateful that I was able to get him out and he's alive and he's back with his family now," the trooper later told KSL.com.
Pictures of the mangled remains of the red car were posted on KSL and show the devastating impact of the train. Both Correa and the unidentified man were reported to have escaped with no injuries.


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