3 firefighters honored for saving man hit by car in Greensburg

  • Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Published: 05/15/2018 01:48 PM

Greensburg honored three firefighters for saving a pedestrian who was hit by a car. The car struck William J. Murphy, 87, on April 17 in the parking lot of Ollie's Bargain Outlet on East Pittsburgh Street. Greensburg Fire Chief Tom Bell happened to be driving nearby when he heard the call on his emergency radio. He was first on the scene and found the Murphy's leg soaked in blood. Bell tore off the man's pant leg and began treating the wound to stop the bleeding. State Fire Marshals Chet Bell and Seth Helman arrived next. The three firefighters administered first aid while they were waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Murphy recovered from his injuries.


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