Police Officer Saves a Man – level 3
On Wednesday morning, officer Erika Urrea of the Lodi Police department in California, spotted a man in a wheelchair who appeared to be stuck on railroad tracks.
Urrea noticed that the railroad crossing arms were coming down, and a train was rapidly approaching. She jumped out of her patrol car and she ran towards the man. Her body camera footage showed her reach the man and ask if he could stand up. Then she pulled him from his wheelchair and she got him just inches from the tracks only a few seconds before the train barreled past, and they both fell back onto the ground.
The 66-year-old man suffered a leg injury and he was transported to a hospital for treatment. The police department wrote on social media that they were extremely proud of Urea and her heroism.
Difficult words: railroad crossing arms (two metal bars that come down and they stop vehicles from crossing railroad tracks when a train is approaching), barrel (to move very fast), heroism (great courage).
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