Incredible footage shows man leaping into moving car to save driver who is having a seizure
In a time of crisis, it's hard to know what we would do - but there are definitely some people out there who don't hesitate to help others. For instance, 39-year-old Randy Thompson jumped into action when one driver had a seizure behind the wheel.
The incident, which occurred in Dixon, Illinois last June, was almost catastrophic before Randy got involved. He had spotted another car creeping through a red traffic signal at a busy intersection and immediately knew something was wrong. So, seizing the initiative, he immediately threw his truck into reverse, hopped out and helped out the passenger - by jumping through the window of the moving car.
As Randy soon discovered, the man behind the wheel was experiencing a seizure, which left him incapable of stopping the vehicle, which was heading towards over cars.
"He had his arms up by his chest," Randy told the Chicago Tribune. "I didn't know if the guy was gonna push the gas, jerk the wheel or whatever, so I waited as long as I could to back up". He added:
"Once he got about a half-car length away from me, I parked my truck at an angle and jumped out of my vehicle."
"I was worried, but I would do that for anybody. It just happened to be I was at the right place at the right time."
You can see Randy's quick-thinking and heroic save in the video below:
The Dixon Police Department later released a statement on Facebook, in which they thanked Randy and shared their dashcam footage of the event. Apparently, the car in question almost struck several vehicles before it drifted into oncoming traffic. They witnessed Randy halt the car before there was any serious damaged caused and before the officers could secure the situation.
"Tompkins and the two officers stood by until Dixon City Fire arrived and transported the driver to KSB Hospital," they concluded. "We want to thank Tompkins for his heroism and for coming to a complete stranger's aid!"
It's fortunate that there are people like Randy out there willing to (literally) jump into situations like this, otherwise, people could have got seriously hurt.