The New York Daily News reported recently that a New York City man who heroically saved another man from being struck by a car in a tragic motor vehicle accident will lose his leg as a result of the accident that occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
According to information from eyewitnesses as well as officials from responding emergency agencies, the incident took place between 6:20 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, April 18, 2021 in the neighborhood of Harlem, near the intersection of 135th Street and Broadway. A gray Honda SUV collided with another vehicle in the roadway, sending it careening toward the sidewalk. It jumped the curb and was about to hit a pedestrian when another pedestrian yelled a warning to him. The first pedestrian was able to get out of the way, but the second one was unable to clear the path of the SUV and was struck.
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The injured pedestrian was hit so hard that onlookers stated they couldn’t believe he lived through it, but he never lost consciousness. He was medically transported to a local hospital, but doctors were forced to amputate his leg to save his life. He now faces rehabilitation and a long road to recovery.