Greenfield alderwoman helps stranger in serious car crash

GREENFIELD -- A Greenfield alderwoman was in the right place at the right time.  Alderwoman Linda Lubotsky's quick thinking might have helped save a strangers life.  

"I usually take 60th Street, but for some reason I took 43rd that day," said Alderwoman Linda Lubotsky.

Not far from 43rd Street and Howard, at Willow Way, Alderwoman Lubotsky said a man driving in a funeral procession had a seizure.  He crashed into a fire hydrant, went onto the grass, over the sidewalk, into a fence and a tree.

"As I was driving down I saw people slamming on their breaks and running and I saw a truck like over here they had hit something and the guy they were carrying was unconscious," said Alderwoman Lubotsky.

Witnesses said three man pulled the driver from his truck..  

"There was just gas everywhere, but I didn't really think about it.  I just wanted to tend to him and keep him calm and control his bleeding," said Lubotsky.

The Alderwoman who is also a nurse, rolled the victim to his side so he wouldn't choke.  She put pressure on his wound.

"Some of the other people that pulled over like folded up their suit coats to put underneath his head so it was a team effort," the Alderwoman said.

Strangers said they waited with the man for about 25 minutes until paramedics took over.

"I was just so glad to be here to help him," said Lubotsky.

The Alderwoman said the victim is recovering in the hospital.

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