A Lake County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with helping save a man, whose arm was partially amputated, after he was hit by a car in Beach Park Monday morning.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded at 5:49 a.m. Monday to Sheridan Road north of Yorkhouse Road in Beach Park for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene and found the pedestrian, a 30-year-old Waukegan man, laying in the grass with serious injuries.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Campobasso saw the man had a partial arm amputation and was bleeding significantly, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
“Deputy Campobasso applied a tourniquet to the pedestrian’s arm, stopping the bleeding,” Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.
The man was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with critical injuries.
Covelli said that a preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, a 29-year-old Zion woman, was traveling southbound on Sheridan Road just north of Yorkhouse Road.
The man was walking southbound in the southbound outside lane of Sheridan Road. As the Dodge traveled southbound, it struck the man, who was not wearing any reflective clothing.
“Deputy Campobasso’s training and experience kicked-in quickly when he arrived at the scene of this serious crash. He arrived at the scene within minutes, quickly discovered this man was losing a significant amount of blood, and applied a tourniquet, likely saving the man’s life,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.