Two credited with saving life of motorcycle crash victim
May 17, 2013 7:22PM
Updated: May 17, 2013 11:54PM
A Plainfield man and a Chicago man are being credited with saving the life of a motorcyclist who was seriously hurt Wednesday in an accident in Burbank, police said.
The motorcyclist had his left leg severed in a crash with a car, but Timothy Sottosanto, of Plainfield, and Nathaniel Walker, of Chicago, rushed to his aid and applied a tourniquet, Burbank Police Division Chief Michael Dudlo wrote in an email Friday.
The accident took place in the 8600 block of Cicero Avenue, and the motorcyclist had lost a lot of blood, Dudlo wrote. But Walker is an Army veteran and Sottosanto had paramedic training and were able to save his life, according to Dudlo.
Doctors were not able to reattach the man’s leg, but he was recovering from his injuries in the hospital, Dudlo wrote.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to Dudlo. He said the driver of the car was not injured and was not at fault.