Deputies Save Driver Seconds Before Train Hits

Dramatic video shows rescue
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2015 12:35 PM CDT

A California driver is very lucky that two deputies happened to be nearby after he crashed and ended up on railroad tracks yesterday. Because, yes, a train was bearing down on him. San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputy Erik Rueppel ran toward the train to try to slow it down as deputy Lance Whitted worked on the getting the driver out, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Whitted got him out, but the unidentified man fell down, and video shows the deputy dragging him to safety with only seconds to spare. The driver suffered minor injuries, reports CBS San Francisco. (More uplifting news stories.)

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