Car Accident Victim Saved by Quick-Thinking Off-Duty N.J. State Trooper

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -

A New Jersey State Trooper is being hailed as a hero after he saved a man's life on the Atlantic City Expressway.

On Monday, March 5th, at around 2:30 p.m., Trooper Kenneth Minnes came across a serious car accident on the Expressway in Gloucester Township while he was not on duty.

Minnes quickly jumped into action by helping a bystander remove the victims away from the smoking car.

Both passengers in the car were seriously injured and one of the victims was bleeding severely from his arm.

It was in that moment Minnes created a makeshift tourniquet out of a tree branch and T-shirt, and secured it to the man's arm to stop the bleeding.

A short time later, emergency crews arrived to the scene and transported the victims to Cooper Medical Center.

Minnes is new to the force, having only graduated from the State Police Academy last year, but officials say he displayed the poise of a veteran and his decisive actions helped save the victim's life.

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