Responders Amputate Trucker’s Leg After Five-Truck Crash On Interstate 90

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  1. 3031

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  3. lovesthedrive

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    My understanding for the why it would have to be done. Is that the limb is so badly crushed, when the load is removed from where the limb is? The person would bleed out quicker than they could patch the leaks. The person is already in pain. @Otter would have to confirm this, yet I am sure they would be polite and knock out whom ever so they wouldnt have to witness the loss.
     
  4. Big Don

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    OK willy, I must have had another case of anal/cranium inversion. I didn't even think of the crush/bleed out scenario.:biggrin_25513:
     
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    I think some of you missed this part.

    It's not like the FD sawed it off with a half-sharp Bear Grylls adventure knife...
     
  6. 25(2)+2

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    Glad you pointed that out.

    Probably saved the guy's life by not pulling him out with his crushed leg still attached.
     
  7. runningman0661

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    Read the story, they brought trauma surgeons to the scene.
     
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  8. Big Don

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    Nope. I saw that. Not your normal crash scene.
     
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    I seen a driver driving a truck wth 1 arm, Most trucks out there now are automatics. so thiers still a good chance he can still drive.??? maybe
     
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  10. KillingTime

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    I was thinking that also, ltd.
    The weight of the machinery pinched off the femoral artery. The leg was probably neurologically dead from lack of blood flow by the time it was amputated... Might be the only thing that actually saved the guy.
     
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