Trooper Revives Teenager after Moped Crash

Published 07/22 2014 06:40PM

Updated 07/22 2014 06:49PM

Brought back to life, an Indiana State trooper recalls the tense moments after he revives a teenager in a moped accident.

Troopers say 18-year-old Arthur Johnson lost control of his moped and crashed, slamming his head on the pavement. It happened at about 10:30 p.m. last night in Vincennes.

Second year Trooper William Campbell says when he heard the call, he was only a couple blocks away. The quick action by Trooper Campbell may have saved Johnson's life.

Campbell says when he realized Johnson was not breathing and did not have a pulse, his training kicked in and performed CPR.

"All I did was the chest compressions," said Trooper Campbell. "I'd say for about 30 seconds. He kind of took a really deep breath and tried to sit up actually. So after that, I just kind of had to lay him back down and just tried to keep him awake and keep him talking to me a little bit."

Trooper Campbell says Johnson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes but was later flown to St. Mary's in Evansville. We're told he is in fair condition.

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