NYPD Officer Saves Driver From Choking
Dashcam captures cop performing Heimlich maneuver
A New York police officer saved a driver from choking during a routine traffic stop last week.
Office Gregory Zakoscielny pulled over a 49-year-old female motorist on the Bronx River Parkway after she passed him with her hazard lights flashing.
Zakoscielny walked up to the stopped car and noticed something was wrong. He asked the driver if she was choking, then helped her out of the vehicle and performed the Heimlich maneuver, which launched a lozenge out of her throat. Zakoscielny then called for an ambulance for the relieved driver.
The entire ordeal was captured on the officer's dashboard camera.
Video of the dramatic rescue was originally posted to the NYPD Facebook page, where it received over 11,000 likes and 3,000 shares. This NY officer isn't the first to save a life during a traffic stop this year. Over the summer an officer from Kalamazoo, Michigan saved the life of a driver who ran a red light while choking.
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