An Illinois man is being hailed a hero after police released dash cam footage showing a man doing some risky acrobatics in order to save a complete stranger.
The video, which was filmed by the Dixon Police Department in Illinois, shows a car slowly driving on the wrong side of the road and rolling through a traffic light. Dixon police tailed the car and turned their emergency lights on, but the driver didn’t stop.
A fellow driver traveling in the opposite direction, Randy Tompkins, noticed the car driving on the wrong side of the road towards him and it wasn’t until he literally jumped in that the car came to a stop.
What an incredibly brave act!
Tompkins backed his pickup truck out of the way and then ran to the other driver’s aid.
He ran right up to the passenger window and dove right in.
Within seconds Tompkins was able to stop the car and the police, who were still following the car, exited their vehicle and called for an ambulance. According to the Associated Press, once Tompkins was inside the car, his suspicion was confirmed—the driver was having a seizure—and he put two fingers inside the driver’s mouth to prevent him from swallowing his own tongue.
After the incident Tompkins posted about his heroic act on Facebook.
Wow I just saved this guy's life in the blue car i jumped in his car he was having a seizure at the wheel the cops said…
We all would like to think that when we see someone else in trouble that we would immediately jump in and help, but we can’t know for sure what each of us would do when faced with such a situation. Thankfully Tompkins didn’t hesitate to do exactly what was needed. Besides, who doesn’t want to be able to say they dove into a moving car?