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When Driver Suffers A Seizure, Man Saves The Day With This Bold Move.

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When he was 16 years old, Randy Tompkins was hit head-on by an elderly woman who had a seizure while driving.

In the years since, he’s learned to scan the road ahead of him as far as he can see. So when he saw another car heading straight toward him on a divided highway last summer, he was already prepared.

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One afternoon last summer, he noticed a car traveling against the flow of traffic on a divided road in Dixon, Illinois. He watched as it slowly veered across the double yellow line.

Luckily, just seconds earlier, police had noticed the car go through a red light at a nearby intersection and were following closely behind. What the dash-cam captured in the following moments is nothing short of heroic.

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“Once he got about a half-car length away from me, I parked my truck at an angle and jumped out of my vehicle,” Randy recalled.

As the other cars cleared out of the way, he took off running and peered inside the passenger window, which, fortunately, was open. The driver had his arms up by his chest, indicating a seizure, and Randy didn’t hesitate…

He jumped in, like a scene right out of “Dukes of Hazzard”!

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He stopped the car, then put two fingers into the driver’s mouth to keep him from biting his tongue. The unidentified driver was soon whisked to a hospital for treatment.

Naturally, the responding officers were shocked at what they’d just witnessed.

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“When (Randy) jumped through the window, I just stopped what I was doing on the radio, I didn’t even finish calling it out,” Officer Lincoln Sharp said.

He kind of downplayed it, but not everybody would have acted that way. A lot of people may have just gotten out their phones or just watched, but to see that and recognize that something wasn’t right … It was pretty tremendous.

How many of us would have been like a deer in the headlights in that situation? What an incredible act of heroism, putting himself in harm’s way for a complete stranger.

The two men later exchanged messages, in which the driver thanked him; he said it was his first-ever seizure.

Watch the action unfold in the video below, and share to spread thanks for Randy’s quick thinking!

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