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Airmen try to help man badly injured in wreck in Bossier City

The driver of a red Chevy pickup was injured in a crash Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 on Airline Drive...
The driver of a red Chevy pickup was injured in a crash Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 on Airline Drive near Gay Boulevard in Bossier City, La.(KSLA)
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 1:23 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - One man has been taken to the hospital after a major wreck in Bossier City Monday afternoon.

It happened Monday, Nov. 29 around 12:30 p.m. on Airline Drive near Gay Boulevard. According to a witness on the scene, the driver of a red Chevy pickup truck appears to have suffered some sort of medical emergency, causing him to crash. Officials with the Bossier City Police Department say a charcoal-colored Volvo SUV was headed north as the truck was headed south on Airline. The truck reportedly veered into oncoming traffic and the Volvo swerved to avoid being hit, thus crashing into the curb. The driver of the Volvo is okay.

“Me and another airman saw him and we knew what to do from our military training. He was lifeless, but we still tried to get him out of the door, talking to 911. When the medical team did come here, they did work on him, shocked him a few times, and I’m not sure if they were able to revive him,” said Larry Lucas, a witness.

Witnesses tried to get the driver of the truck, who was unconscious and slumped over the steering wheel at the time, out of the truck, but weren’t successful. Police and paramedics showed up and were able to get the driver out of the truck and start life-saving measures.

The driver of the pickup was taken to an area hospital. BCPD says he’s in critical condition.

Crash investigators with the Bossier City Police Department are looking into the wreck.

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