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Dashcam Catches Utah State Trooper Pulling Man From Car A Split-Second Before It's Hit By A Train

The state trooper has been hailed a hero (Utah Highway Patrol)

A state trooper from Utah has been hailed a hero after he rescued a man who had crashed on to a train track, seconds before the car was hit by an oncoming train.


Ruben Correa, a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper, pulled the unconscious driver from his vehicle with just moments to spare.

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

The trooper had been nearby when he responded to the call of a car on the tracks.

He ran to the car and can be heard shouting “Get out of here. We got a train coming!" as he pulled the man from his vehicle.

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

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!"