Conn. EMTs honored for response to accident
EMTs John Kahyaoglu and Tyler Smith demonstrated “outstanding patient care and quick actions in applying a tourniquet” to one of the injured patients
By Amanda Cuda
Connecticut Post, Bridgeport, Conn.
ANSONIA, Conn. — Two EMTs were honored for their quick response after an accident last week in which two pedestrians were hit by a car in the Stop & Shop parking lot.
A Sunday post on the Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services Facebook page stated that EMTs John “JK” Kahyaoglu and Tyler Smith demonstrated “outstanding patient care and quick actions in applying a tourniquet” to one of the patients injured in the accident.
“Really great job guys,” the post read. “The citizens of Ansonia are fortunate to have such dedicated and skilled employees.”
According to police, a 51-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man were struck in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Division Street at 12:43 p.m. on Aug. 25. Police identified the driver of the car as Aurelia Caprio, 88, of Shelton, whose driver’s license was seized and turned over to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Police said the 51-year-old woman got her leg caught between the vehicle and steel column, and eventually needed her leg amputated.
The day of the crash, Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services posted on Facebook that commended Smith, Kahyaoglu and police officer Mike Castillo for quickly applying the tourniquet and preventing further blood loss.
“All involved potentially saved this patient’s life,” that post read.
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