"We want to thank Tompkins for his heroism and for coming to a complete stranger's aid today!" police said in the statement.
What a hero!
Illinois resident Randy Tompkins risked his own life by jumping into a moving car to save a driver having a seizure— and the entire thing was caught on a Dixon Police dash cam.
Tompkins, who was in a truck, noticed another driver swerving on the road and sensed that something was wrong, medically.
“The driver of the truck (later identified as Dixon resident Randy Tompkins) exited his vehicle, ran up to the car and without hesitation jumped into the car through the passenger side window in an attempt to stop it,” Dixon Police said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Tompkins was able to get the car in park just as officers approached the vehicle as well.”
The driver was having a seizure, according to officials, and was later transported to KSB Hospital.
“We want to thank Tompkins for his heroism and for coming to a complete stranger’s aid today!” police said in the statement.
Tompkins admitted on social media that after his act of heroism, his “adrenaline is still going.”
“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 they saw me jump in his window like dukes of Hazzard,” he wrote on Facebook. “It was crazy I saw him coming at me so I backed up real fast to the side and jumped out and jumped in his car to stop it wow my adrenaline is still going.”
When some critics on Twitter questioned why the Dixon police didn’t stop the car themselves, the department responded saying: “Yes, because in the 10 seconds we were behind the car we could see with our x-ray vision the driver was seizing and let him keep driving…”