Randy Tompkins jumped into a moving car in Dixon, Illinois, to help a driver who was suffering a seizure on June 2 (video below).
Tompkins announced his heroism on his Facebook page:
Wow I just saved this guy's life in the blue car i jumped in his car he was having a seizure at the wheel the cops said they saw me jump in his window like dukes of Hazzard it was crazy I saw him coming at me so I backed up real fast to the side and jumped out and jumped in his car to stop it wow my adrenaline is still going.
According to a tweet by the Dixon Police Department, the driver ran several red lights and almost hit some other vehicles. A police officer turned the cruiser's lights on to flag the driver down, but the vehicle continued forward at a slow rate of speed into oncoming traffic.
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The Dixon police said that a pickup truck driver (Tompkins) could see that something was wrong, jumped out of his pickup truck, ran up to the wayward vehicle, leaped inside the passenger side window and put the car in park just as the police approached the car.
The car's driver was found having a seizure. The police and Tompkins waited for paramedics to arrive.
Back on Tomkins' Facebook page, folks were praising his heroic deed:
Good, quick thinking. 32 years as a Deputy Sheriff I've never seen something like this. Good job Randy Thompkins. It's a great feeling to be able to help avert a potential disaster all the while saving a person from serious injury or even death. I COMMEND YOU!!!!!!!
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You don't see quick thinking OR quick actions like that too often these days. GREAT job Sir!
Toot that horn Randy. Toot toot.
Respect to u buddy... To go beyond oneself and helping others in problem without asking, are those who have big hearts...u have too big heart to accommodate more lives... Bless u...
You are a great human being Randy. Risked your life to save a stranger's life. Can't stop Thanking God for having a person like you in this world. God Bless!
Way to go Randy Tompkins! What an amazing feat of courage and selflessness!
I saw what you did here in Brazil, congratulations! Actions like this that demonstrate who are the true heroes. God Bless you.
I don't know you but after seeing the video I hoped to locate a FB page. Much respect to you Randy for your astonishing assessment and quick action taken. Your fast thinking most likely saved the lives and or serious injuries of the driver and countless others. What a hero we have in you!