A New Jersey State Trooper monitoring a construction job and a former Marine working the job joined forces to safe the life of a man badly hurt in an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Trooper Ryan Kauffmann, an eight-year veteran of the force, responded to the scene of the accident, where he noticed that the driver’s leg was mangled below the knee.
“It was a pretty severe injury and there was a lot of blood flowing,” the trooper said.
Austin McCabe, a construction foreman and former U.S. Marine, helped Kauffmann with applying a tourniquet and gauze on the leg.
“We assessed the situation and training kicked in — we had to stop the blood flow,” Kauffman said.
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by Tactical-Life / Sep 27, 2013