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Friday, July 6, 2012

TriMet Driver Helps Wounded Woman, Finishes Route Like a Champ

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Just a cute story from TriMet HQ about a Line 45 driver leaping into an act of everyday awesomeness:

A woman in a motorized scooter was crossing Hall Boulevard in a crosswalk near Washington Square about 11:30 am today when she was struck by a car that was turning right. The woman suffered a lower leg injury. Police say her leg was bleeding, but was not severed or partially severed as some media had thought. Two nurses and a paramedic were nearby and came to the aid of the woman, as did a TriMet bus operator. Line 45 operator Jeff Grimes used his belt to put pressure on the artery in the woman’s upper leg, reducing the flow of blood. Police say the woman was transported by ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Following the incident, Operator Grimes continued on his route.

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