CAPE CORAL, Fla. — An off-duty police officer is recognized for saving a man's life after a car crash on her way home from work.
It happened on 1000 block of NE Pine Island Road last September.
Officers say a ford mustang rolled over several times.
They say Ian Sanderson stopped his car and got out to help the driver who had a broken arm and was bleeding badly.
This is when Officer Chelsae Armato stopped to help.
Witnesses say she stopped the bleeding until help arrived using a tourniquet.
The person hurt lost his arm.
Officer Armato was presented a Lifesaving Award today by the Cape Coral Police Department.
They say if it weren't for Officer Armato and Mr. Sanderson the driver would not have survived the crash.