Deputy Rushes To Apply Tourniquet To Profusely Bleeding Accident Victim In Beach Park

BEACH PARK, Ill. (CBS) — A veteran sheriff’s deputy rushed to the scene of an accident early Monday, knowing he had only seconds to save a man’s arm and possibly his life.

As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported, the victim was walking and was hit by a car in the far north suburban village of Beach Park. It all happened around 5:50 a.m.

The man was found lying in the grass – the injuries including a partial amputation that was described as life-threatening.

“It was somewhat of a chaotic scene,” said Lake County Deputy Sheriff Stephen Campobasso. “The driver who had struck him was upset about it.”