In Los Angeles, an off-duty police officer was involved in a crash with another vehicle while riding his motorcycle with his 11-year-old daughter as a passenger. Thanks to a nurse’s quick thinking, the detective made it to the hospital alive and will recover to see his daughter grow up.
The officer lost a portion of one leg and foot in the crash, and his daughter sustained a compound fracture of her left leg. Both were admitted to the hospital in critical condition, and both received emergency surgery.
Neighbors who heard the crash told police that the area where the accident occurred had three crisscross streets and was known for its high accident rate. This one was unusually severe. Part of the man’s leg and boot were found several yards from his body. The nurse who saved the detective at the scene used a belt as a tourniquet to staunch the flow of blood from his severed leg.
Police are not certain what caused the crash, and an accident reconstruction team is slated to work toward answers. The driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle was not hurt, but the windows on her vehicle were blown out in the collision.
Accidents like this can happen at any time, in any place. A person’s life can change in one moment. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and need help recovering compensation for your injuries, do not waste any time in contacting a knowledgeable Austin motorcycle attorney.