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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ID Man Pinned Between Two Vehicles Nearly Bleeds To Death

Not sure if this unnamed injured man is a tow truck driver or not. Either way, we hope he's on his way to a full recovery. Here's the story from KTVB.com:

GARDEN CITY -- This is one time when failing to wait for medical help to arrive may have actually saved a man's life.

Garden City Police tell us a man suffered life-threatening injuries to his leg late Sunday when he was pinned between two vehicles.

Around 11:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Adam Street for a traffic accident. They learned a man was injured while attempting to tow a disabled vehicle. The man became pinned between the hitch and bumper when the towing vehicle was backing up to hook on.

The victim's main artery was injured, which led to massive bleeding. He was take by private vehicle to the emergency room at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

Police say had the driver waited for an ambulance, the man likely would have bled to death before help could arrive.

At last word the man was undergoing surgery. His name and condition have not been released.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

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