A Utah Highway Patrol officer is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to pull a man from his vehicle and narrowly saved him from an oncoming train.

A dramatic dashcam video posted by the Utah Highway Patrol on their Twitter account Wednesday showed, Oct. 16, Trooper Ruben Correa with his flashlight bolting out of his vehicle and running into the path of the oncoming train to rescue an unconscious driver from a vehicle that had crashed on the tracks.

“We’ve got to get out of here, we’ve got a train coming! We’ve got a train coming! We’ve got a train coming!” Correa can be heard shouting. Just before the train smashed the vehicle, Correa pulled the driver onto the grass surrounding the tracks.

No one was injured in the crash, but the car was destroyed.

The incident occurred in Centerville around 6:45 a.m. on Oct. 16.

“At that point, I actually wasn’t really thinking,” Correa said. “I was just doing my job.”

The driver was checked out by medical staff after being rescued and his parents were able to pick him up.

UTA Releases Train Camera From FrontRunner Vs. SUV Crash

YIKES! We just got this video from UTA. It's the dash video from the FrontRunner train involved in yesterday's crash. The operator was able to slow the train down enough to give the trooper an extra few seconds to save the unconscious driver of the SUV stuck on the tracks!More info here: https://ksltv.com/?p=423704

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Thursday, October 17, 2019