Memphis Police Officer In Critical Condition After Crash
But here is the potentially very worrying aspect:
“Social media posts indicated that witnesses and bystanders rushed en masse to help flip the police vehicle back over onto its wheels after the tremendous wreck as first responders began arriving on the scene.”
The fact is that if the officer — presumably — was still in the vehicle and had suffered serious neck or spinal injuries, this well-intended action by witnesses and onlookers who rolled the car back upright could very likely have caused permanent paralysis or even death.
The guideline is simple: Unless there is immediate danger of death through perhaps fire or drowning, it is much safer to leave badly injured individuals in the vehicle, as it is, until rescue crew and EMT staff can remove them without causing further injury or danger.
The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 10:42 a.m. on Dec. 13 in the 6000-block of Mt. Moriah, near the intersection of Ridgeway Road at Bill Morris Parkway, WREG reported…
SOURCE: Blue Lives Matter