VIDEO: Trooper Pulls Unconscious Man From Train's Path At Last Possible Moment

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Ruben Correa yanked the unresponsive man to safety just a second before the train hit.

Centerville, UT – A Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) trooper ran in front of an oncoming train to save an unconscious man parked on the tracks on Wednesday morning (video below).

The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m., after UHP Trooper Ruben Correa received a report that a vehicle was parked on the train tracks between Parrish Lane and Pages Lane, KSL reported.

With the bright light of the northbound FrontRunner train looming in the distance, Trooper Correa jumped out of his patrol vehicle, raced through a ditch, and clambered up the steep hill to the tracks, dashcam footage showed.

“At that point, I wasn’t really thinking,” the trooper later told KSL. “I was just doing my job.”

Trooper Correa roused the unconscious driver and yelled at him to get out of the vehicle.

“Get out of here! We’ve got a train coming!” the desperate officer exclaimed as the rapidly-approaching train bore down on them.

The train’s horn blared as the trooper dragged the unresponsive man out of the vehicle and down the embankment, the video showed.

Within a second, the train slammed into the man’s vehicle, throwing it at least 30 feet down the tracks, KSL reported.

It was traveling between 50 and 80 miles per hour at the moment of impact, KTRK reported.

Neither the man nor the trooper was injured in the catastrophic collision, according to KSL.

“That’s when I realized, ‘Oh wow – that was a lot closer than what I would have liked,” Trooper Correa later explained. “I’m still trying to process everything that happened. I’m just very grateful that I was able to get him out and he’s alive and he’s back with his family now.”

Trooper Correa said that the man suffered an unknown medical episode prior to his arrival.

UHP Colonel Michael Rapish said that the trooper took “incredible and heroic action” to save the driver.

“We are so grateful that the Driver and Trooper are safe after this extremely close call,” Col. Rapish tweeted. “Well done Trooper Correa!!!”

You can watch dashcam footage of the dramatic rescue in the video below:

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BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Outstanding! What a truly heroic officer, hope mainstream media picks up on this and he gets the recognition he justly deserves

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Respect!

tottenbrian
tottenbrian

Wow, too close!!

DeplorableDave
DeplorableDave

Hero. Well done, officer! That being said, I hope the guy wasn't anti cop. Sorry not sorry if that makes me a douche. Idgaf.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

You know you’ve reacted on pure adrenaline when you only start to comprehend the scary factor in the aftermath. His duty is more than a uniform and a badge. It’s standing tall by raising another above yourself. Most people would like to think they would do this - to him it’s simply clocking on and getting it done.This man is as humble as he is crazy-brave. Really helps to shine a brighter light on this world.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Wow absolutely awesome job done by that Trooper, and just in time!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💙🇺🇸

LEO0301
LEO0301

Great job by the officer. That's about as close as you can get. On a side note, if that was @Hi_estComnDenomn or @tfort I would have uttered "sleep tight".

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job

observer1
observer1

That's incredible bravery! The unanswered question is, what was the driver doing on the tracks where there was not a road crossing? Was he trying to commit suicide?

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Damn that was close, the wreckage or flying debris could have still hit them as close as they were. That's the definition of risking your life for a stranger.

st125ealth
st125ealth

talk about just missing a BIG speeding bullet. Great Job. Kudos to the Utah State Patrol

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Holy crap that was close!! Good job officer!!! 💙

Stanracer
Stanracer

This man is a true hero. Good job!!@👍

mbfritz
mbfritz

Wow, just wow! Too bad the media doesn't share this kind of heroics by our heroes! They'd rather cover false narratives showing cops in a bad light when interacting with viscious, non compliant criminals!

Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

Great job trooper! Notice how none of the trolls can bring themselves to ever compliment an officer for a job well done. It doesn't feed their trollish psychosis.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Hey all you kneelers/Kappernickers, this is the kind of man you are kneeling/protesting against. I wonder if any of you would have done the same thing as this officer. Hey...........it didn't matter what race that driver was either, didn't see him from the road. Great job officer, you did the most brave thing I've ever seen. Your family and community must be so proud of you !!

Aiden 2244
Aiden 2244

Talk about close

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

Oh wow, that was incredibly scary to watch. Words cannot express how proud I am of you, Officer!

JannaRae33
JannaRae33

Wow! That was crazy-close! Glad they were BOTH safe!