Hero Cop Pulls Driver Out Of Car Before Train Hits

8/4/2015 4:26 PM PDT

Hero Cop -- Pulls Driver Out Of Car Before Train Hits

Nelson Gomez is lucky the sheriff's department was nearby ‘cause they saved his life by dragging him to safety before a train smashed into his car.

The near disaster took place on the tracks of a Caltrain train in San Mateo, CA.

After being saved, the 20-year-old had handcuffs slapped on his wrists for suspicion of driving in violation of his probation.

Check out the heroic rescue … and arrest.