Updated Nov 19, 2013 - 9:06 pm
Phoenix police find good Samaritan who saved woman's life
PHOENIX -- Phoenix police say they have found the good Samaritan who is credited with helping a woman who became pinned under her car following a collision with another vehicle.
The crash happened last week at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Bell Road. The woman's car flipped several times after being hit. The car landed on her arm and she was bleeding profusely.
Lucas Robinson, 19, was working at a car wash at the intersection of Third Avenue and Bell when he heard the crash.
"I though it was a fender-bender, but when I looked I saw the car was flipped on its side," he said. "I dropped what I was doing, ran over and I saw her arm. It was mutilated and bleeding very bad."
Police Sgt. Steve Martos said Robinson used his belt as a tourniquet and comforted the woman until rescue crews arrived. He then disappeared.
"I didn't want to be recognized for that. I was just focused on helping her," he said.
Robinson's friend gave his name to police.
Martos said Robinson was located and met with the woman's family members on Tuesday.
Doctors said the woman did lose one-third of her arm, but could have died had it not been for the Robinson's actions.
Robinson will soon serve in the United States Army as an electronics mechanic.
KTAR's Sandra Haros contributed to this report.