Hero police officer drags unconscious driver from car moments before train crashes into it

16 October 2019, 22:12 | Updated: 22 November 2019, 14:11

Dash Cam: Trooper Correa Saves Driver Seconds Before Train Hits Car

This morning, Trooper Ruben Correa pulled an unconscious driver from his vehicle seconds before it was struck by a train. Trooper Correa had been on a traffic stop close by before he responded to the area on a call of a car on the tracks. As he spoke to the media about this incident this morning, Trooper Correa said, "At that point, I actually wasn’t really thinking, I was just doing my job." We echo Colonel Rapich who said, "An incredible and heroic action by Trooper Ruben Correa. We are so grateful that the Driver and Trooper are safe after this extremely close call. Well done Trooper Correa!!!"

Posted by Utah Highway Patrol on Wednesday, 16 October 2019

By Megan White

Shocking police footage captured the moment an officer pulled an unconscious driver from his car seconds before it was hit by a train.

Utah Highway Patrol were called to reports of a car on the tracks around 6.50am on Wednesday and found the person behind the wheel unresponsive.

Trooper Ruben Correa jumped from his car and ran up a steep embankment before dragging the driver out of the vehicle.

Just seconds later, a double-decker train smashes through the car, destroying it.

Trooper Correa said: "At that point, I actually wasn’t really thinking, I was just doing my job."

Highway Patrol Colonel Michael Rapich added: "An incredible and heroic action by Trooper Ruben Correa.

“We are so grateful that the Driver and Trooper are safe after this extremely close call.

“Well done Trooper Correa."

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