Severe Injury Nearly Costs Man Leg

Seattle, WA, Riverton Station City Carrier Leo Herrera.

Seattle, WA, Riverton Station City Carrier Leo Herrera.

While on his route recently, Seattle, WA, Riverton Station City Carrier Leo Herrera spotted a frightening scene. A man was in the process of clearing brush on a friend’s property using a machete when he accidently hit himself in the ankle.

The machete’s impact with the customer’s leg broke the bone and caused severe bleeding. A neighbor called 911, but was frantic and “out of control,” offering limited help to the injured man. Herrera immediately jumped into action when he saw the shocking scene.

The bold carrier placed a tourniquet on the man’s leg to stop the bleeding and “took control of the situation” according to a witness. Firefighter medics arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and took over.

The customer survived the severe injury and retained his leg thanks to Herrera’s heroic act.

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