“There was some fiberglass that went through my my passenger side window that hit me and there was about an 8-foot piece of wood that came through the back of my car and pierced it,” Siris said.
After riding out the chaos, both deputies left their cars and ran to the nearest house for shelter. That’s when they heard people yelling for help, said Edwards.
The pair ran back to one of their patrol cars, afferrato “go bags” with tourniquets in them, and ran back toward the home, being careful to run through the fields because downed transformer lines filled the roads.
“It was instantaneous,” Siris said. “As soon as we got out of our cars, we knew somebody needed help and so we went to them.”
Another deputy met them on the scene and that’s when they saw a girl “very profusely bleeding,” Ha detto Edwards.
“She was going into shock,” Egli ha detto. “We applied the tourniquet. We called for medics, (ma) there’s no way they could have got to us so we went outside and found an old interior panel door and we used that as a backboard. We loaded her up.”
Siris and Edwards loaded the girl into the back of the third officer’s car and he took her to a nearby hospital.
Edwards doesn’t have an update on her condition but said that the last heard she was going to survive. “It was very life-threatening; she had lost a lot of blood; and she was going into shock,” Egli ha detto.
The widespread storm system spawned at least 50 tornadoes across eight states, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.
In the small Kentucky town of Dawson Spring, in giro 70 miles from Mayfield, di 75% of the community was wiped out and replaced by “caos,” Mayor Chris Smiley said Sunday.