What would you do if a loved one was bleeding to death because a woman punctured their femoral artery with a knife in a parking lot?
I was at the Walmart in Jackson, Michigan, when a woman was stabbed twice in the parking lot.
It was just before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, when it happened.
The victim was a 40-year-old woman backing out of a parking spot when a car came behind her forcing her to stop quickly. She avoided hitting the vehicle. But two women in the car got out and started screaming at her. One of the women attacked her, stabbing her twice in the leg with a knife.
After the women finished, they got into their car and drove off before the police could arrive.
However, the police tracked down the knife-wielding 30-year-old woman and arrested her. She went to the Jackson County Jail, where she was awaiting charges.
The stabbing appeared on Mlive.
Have you ever backed out of a parking spot and had to stop to avoid hitting a car that came up behind you?
The victim did not even hit the car.
This could happen to you or me.
My mom was at Walmart when it happened, as was I.
I asked myself,
What would I do if a knife punctured my mom’s femoral artery?
When this event happened, I had a trauma kit sitting at home in my range bag. But I had nothing on me to stop severe bleeding. All I could have done was to apply direct pressure and pray.
The woman was taken to the hospital but was not seriously injured. But you can’t count on a criminal’s incompetence to protect your family.
Incidents like this are Why Jackson Gun Owners carry pocket trauma kits. I started taking mine after this happened.
What’s in a pocket trauma kit, you wonder.
Mine has four items.
- pair of gloves
- chest seal
- Quikclot Combat Gauze
Plus, I am trained in emergency medicine, so I know how to use these tools to save someone’s life.
As a protector, it is essential to know how to stop a deadly threat and handle medical emergencies.
What would you do if someone you love was bleeding to death because a woman punctured their femoral artery with a knife in a parking lot?