Cop Saves Cyclist
- The swift actions of an off-duty Chicago police officer may have saved the life of a bicyclist seriously wounded after a violent crash Sunday morning on the city's North Side.
Sean Hayes, a Chicago Police Department firearms instructor, was driving with his 6-year-old son around 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the 3500 block of North Damen Avenue in Roscoe Village when he spotted a young man who appeared dazed and was holding a hand to his neck.
"I asked him if he was OK," Hayes said. "Then, all of a sudden, blood came out of his neck. He said, 'Help! I'm hurt.'"
The 21-year-old man had been riding his bicycle to work when he crashed into a car door that opened in his path, completely folding the door against the front of the car. At some point during the wreck, an edge of the car door apparently clipped the cyclist's neck, causing him to bleed profusely.
Good job Officer.
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