"HEROIC" EFFORT SAVES ACCIDENT VICTIM
TROOPER USES BELT AS TOURNIQUET
Middletown Township, N.J. - New Jersey State Trooper
Randy Pangborn responding to a serious motor vehicle accident
on the Garden State Parkway northbound at milepost 111 took
emergency action that saved a motor vehicle accident victim's
A 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck operated by Jody C. Jameson,
37, of Union Beach, New Jersey failed to negotiate a curve
in the roadway and struck a concrete barrier. The impact of
the collision resulted in the amputation of Mr. Jameson's
left arm just below the shoulder. Upon his arrival, Trooper
Pangborn was advised of the situation. Trooper Pangborn reacted
by using his Sam Browne Belt as a tourniquet and applying
pressure to control the bleeding until more advanced medical
assistance arrived. Trooper Pangborn's quick and heroic actions
saved the victim's life.
The Lincroft First Aid Squad transported Jameson to Jersey
Shore Hospital where surgeons will attempt to reattach the
The accident is currently under investigation.
Trooper Pangborn is stationed at the Holmdel Station on the
Garden State Parkway. He has been employed by the New Jersey
State Police for 6 years.
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