Cop saves driver moments before train hits car

Two heroic sheriffs in Northern California saved the life of a man who just  crashed his car on a set of train tracks.  Sheriff deputies Lance Whitted and Erik Rueppel were patroling Sunnyvale, CA, area when they heard what sounded like a car crash, according to NBC Bay Area. A man had slammed into the crossing guard arm, leaving his disabled car sitting on the Caltrain tracks. The officers immediatly took action because they could hear a train fast approaching. Ruepple ran to signal to the conductor to slow down while Whitted pulled the driver from the car. The man appears to stumble and fall which prompts Whitted to drag him away from the tracks. The train can be seen smashing through the car moments later. Police believe the driver may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. No charges have been filed, but San Mateo police are still investigating. This guy is lucky to be alive and he owes it all to the two responding sheriffs. Watch the video below:

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