AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A deputy’s quick actions likely saved the life of a motorcyclist involved in a back wreck over the weekend.
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, on Sunday, they got a call about a motorcycle crash near the Martell area. The caller reported that the motorcyclist had suffered a very serious leg injury that left him severely bleeding.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
A deputy got to the scene first. Suspecting that the rider’s artery had been severed, the deputy knew he had to work quickly.READ MORE: Coroner Identifies Passenger Killed In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 99
Using a tourniquet, the deputy managed to slow the bleeding. Minutes later, medics arrived and took over.
The medics say the deputy’s actions likely saved the motorcycle rider’s life.MORE NEWS: Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe
Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear.