Police in Grandview, Missouri, have released a dramatic dashcam video that shows an officer saving the life of a driver after a chase ended in a violent crash.
According to the Kansas City Star, Grandview police Officer Chris Golubski tried to pull over a green Ford Explorer on Sunday afternoon because the driver did not appear to be wearing his seat belt. When Golubski turned on his police lights, the vehicle accelerated. After a brief chase, the SUV spun out of control and rolled several times, ejecting the driver into a ditch.
The video shows Golubski, who believed the driver was still inside the SUV, approach the vehicle. That's when he saw the driver lying in a ditch, struggling to breathe, WDAF-TV reports.
Golubski quickly began working to save the man's life with the help of a passing nurse, Kristine Killiam, according to the Star.
“He went real quick from a law enforcement role to a lifesaving role at that point,” Detective Sgt. Dean Van Winkle, a police department spokesman. “He assessed him and assessed the situation and started chest compressions.”
Golubski continued the compressions until the driver, identified by police as Michael Hunter-Moore, came around. According to KMBC, Hunter-Moore was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. He was cited for driving with a revoked license, failure to yield and not wearing a seat belt, police said.