MAGNOLIA, Texas — A Houston-area police officer is being praised for the videotaped rescue of an alleged drunken driver just moments before her car is hit by a train.
Magnolia Cpl. Jose Lopez had the dashboard camera on in his patrol car when he approached a vehicle that appeared struck on some railroad tracks.
Lopez is heard asking the 26-year-old woman, who says "I can walk," how much she had to drink as he assisted her early Saturday. She replied: "Not much."
Lopez is seen escorting the woman away from her car, which is hit by the train less than a minute later and dragged about 150 yards.
The woman faces a DWI charge.
Police Chief Domingo Ibarra says Lopez is a hero.
Magnolia is 30 miles northeast of Houston.
Pictures from Magnolia Cpl. Jose Lopez had the dashboard camera :
Updated: A similar incident happened in Nevada recently:
One man is very lucky to be alive after a police officer pulled him from his car just moments before it was hit by a train.
Dashcam video from a Nevada, Iowa Police car show just how powerful the impact was Thursday night.
The police chief says it's fortunate that no one was hurt, and the video of the crash is a good reminder for everyone about the danger around the tracks.