WESTLAKE, Ohio – An officer from the Westlake Police Department has been recognized for his rescue efforts in a motorcycle accident in June.
On June 12, Patrol Officer Ryan Jasinsky was on duty, en route to an assignment in Cleveland, when he was reported to be separating Interstate 90 and Interstate 71 for a motorcycle accident that was coming to occur.
Christine Sable was seriously injured in the accident, being thrown from the motorcycle 50 feet above the guardrail, and no other rescuers had yet arrived on the scene.
Westlake Police said Sable was bleeding profusely, so Jasinsky, who was trained in trauma care and has previous military experience and training, put his knowledge to good use and used tourniquets on two of Sable’s limbs. , using traumatic gauze and medical supplies to stabilize her.
Jasinsky also made sure to keep Sable calm and treat her in case of shock while waiting for EMS to arrive.
Once the EMS arrived at the scene, they transported Sable to MetroHealth Medical Center where trauma surgeons took over. Surgeons told the Westlake Police Department that if Jasinsky had not carried out the rescue measures when he did, Sable would not have survived.
After three months of treatment and surgeries, Sable was released from the hospital and visited Jasinsky at the Westlake Police Department this week with her husband, thanking the officer for saving her life.
The Westlake Police Department said Jasinsky will soon receive a Life Saving Award for his efforts in June.
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