Man Jumps Head-First Into Moving Vehicle To Save Seizing Driver

By Kristy Rice Jun 13, 2017

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A fast-acting 39 year-old from Dixon, Illinois is enjoying national recognition after diving through the window of a moving vehicle last Friday afternoon. The vehicle, which was travelling the wrong way into traffic, was driven by an unnamed man who was suffering a seizure.
Randy Tompkins was driving his truck when he noticed the car headed toward him and his wife. Tompkins recognized that the driver was seizing because "he had his arms up by his chest."
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"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," Tompkins said. "Once he got about a half-car length away from me, I parked my truck at an angle and jumped out of my vehicle."
The approaching police caught Tompkins' heroic act on video with their dashcam. The video shows Tompkins diving head first through the window and once inside, Tompkins said the first thing he did was put two of his fingers in the driver's mouth to prevent him from biting his tongue.
"I did that really fast and then I stopped the car," he said. "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."
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Source: Chicagotribune | Jalopnik
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