Latest Weather Blog
Off-duty deputy saves man pinned underwater after violent wreck
BATON ROUGE - An off-duty sheriff's deputy saved a man who had been pinned underwater in the aftermath of a violent crash that tore his car in half.
According to a post shared by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Deputy William Bankston was on his way home when he saw half of a car on the side of Staring Lane and a group of people standing by a nearby bridge. The bystanders said they saw the car hit the side of the bridge, go airborne, and split in two.
Bankston found the other half of the car in the water beneath the bridge. The car had pinned the driver underwater, and Banks was able to get him out and perform live-saving measures while first responders were on the way.
"There is no doubt in my mind that this young man is alive today only because of Bankston’s heroic actions, quick thinking, and bravery," the post from the sheriff's office said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Man working at polymer facility died after being crushed by forklift, officials...
Frustrated teachers demand better pay at tense Livingston school board meeting
Armed man held 5 people hostage at BR apartment before getting into...
Standoff draws huge law enforcement response on Gardere Lane
Suspect taken into custody after lengthy standoff at Gardere apartment
Tigers take over Dallas ahead of Final Four match-up
Channel 2's Best Bet$: NCAA Final Four
From walk-on to consistent performer; Sierra Ballard has energized the 2023 LSU...
LSU fans send off the women's basketball team to the Final Four
Lady Tigers celebrate as they punch their ticket to the Final Four