Police Officer Saves a Man – level 2
On Wednesday morning, officer Erika Urrea was driving her patrol car when she saw something unusual. A man in a wheelchair was stuck on railroad tracks, and he could not move.
Urrea saw a train that was coming fast towards the man. She quickly jumped out of her car and she ran towards him. She asked the man if he could stand up. However, the man could not stand up, so Urrea quickly pulled the man from his wheelchair. They both fell onto the ground only inches away from the passing train.
The 66-year-old man had a leg injury, and an ambulance took him to a hospital. The police department wrote on social media that they were very proud of Urrea. She was very brave, and she risked her own life to help the man.
Difficult words: patrol car (a police car), wheelchair (a special chair on wheels that people who cannot walk use to move around), stuck (unable to move or change a position), risk one’s own life (to help someone even if it means it can kill you).
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