LYNN, Mass. (WHDH) – Police are still searching the driver after a motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday night in a hit-and-run crash in Lynn.
Police responded around 7:15 p.m. to Western Avenue for a report of a crash. Upon arrival, officers found a damaged motorcycle in the street and a badly injured man. The driver that struck the motorcyclist exited their vehicle and fled the scene on foot, according to police.
A witness to the crash says the motorcyclist was bleeding heavily in the street before being rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries.
“I freaked out. I broke down crying,” Genesis Gonzalez said. “I believe my friend’s mother is the one who helped tie his legs to stop the blood flow.”
Jennifer Martin described the gruesome injury she saw Friday night in Lynn, as she and others rushed to save the man hurt during the hit-and-run crash.
“There was another guy who was tying scarf around his leg, to stop the bleeding, but it wasn’t doing the work,” said Martin. “He was losing a lot of blood,” she added.
Martin ran to her car and grabbed a nylon strap.
“I got this, gave it to the two guys who were holding him down…” she said. “…I told them where to put it on his leg and they tied it off. As soon as they did that, firefighters were there.”
The district fire chief said the quick actions of Martin and other Good Samaritans likely saved the man’s life.
He is said to be in serious, but stable condition on Friday. He remained in the hospital on Saturday.
Police are reviewing surveillance video in the area, trying to find the driver.
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