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Deputy Saves Motorcyclist's Severed Leg In Crash With Limo

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A motorcyclist probably would have lost his leg if not for a deputy who applied a tourniquet at the scene of his crash with a limo last week in West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a statement last last night about the accident, which occurred in the early morning hours of July 20.

The accident occurred when a limousine driver made a left turn in front of a motorcyclist that was traveling eastbound on Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard.

The motorcyclist's leg was severed in the accident. The first official to arrive on scene, Deputy Gardner of the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station, immediately started giving first aid to the injured man.

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She applied a tourniquet, which medical personnel believe not only saved his life, but his leg.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and continued first aid. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and was immediately taken into surgery in an effort to save his leg.

As of Wednesday, July 24, 2013, the motorcyclist's leg was successfully reattached. His name (and the first name of the Deputy) have not been released.