Medic springs to action when woman jumps out of moving minivanUPDATED 3:16 AM HST Mar 25, 2014Video Transcript
MORE NEWS... A WOMAN GOES TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CRITICAL INJURIES, AFTER áJUMPING OUT OF A MOVING MINIVAN ON INTERSTATE 80. AND HER áHUSBAND GOES TO JAIL. LUCKY FOR HIS WIFE, A áMEDIC WAS IN THE CAR RIGHT BEHIND THEM... AND WE SPOKE WITH HIM TONIGHT. KETV NEWSWATCH SEVEN'S DAVE ROBERTS JOINS US LIVE ALONG THE INTERSTATE NEAR 13TH STREET. THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER FROM TREYNOR DIDN'T EVEN PLAN ON MAKING A LATE NIGHT TRIP TO OMAHA...UNTIL A BUDDY...NEEDED A SAFE RIDE HOME. LITTLE DID JOHN FARRINGTON KNOW... THAT TRIP WOULD PUT HIS EXPERIENCE... AT A TIME AND PLACE WHERE IT WOULD BE NEEDED. A LOT OF STRANGE STUFF CAN HAPPEN AT TWO A-M. BUT WE'RE TOLD...THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE STRANGEST... AND MOST DANGEROUS.("You could see through the back window, especially with the oncoming lights, something was going on in there a lot of movement. To me, it actually looked like somebody was fighting.") IN THE EASTBOUND LANES OF I-80 NEAR 13TH STREET... JOHN FARRINGTON WATCHED A SWERVING MINI VAN. DISTURBING... BUT SOMEWHAT EXPECTED WHEN THE BARS CLOSE. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT... FARRINGTON SAYS... WAS UNEXPECTED.("All of a sudden just out of nowhere at the door flew open and out comes, I thought maybe it was luggage or something. Then immediately I could tell it was a human being.") POLICE SAY EVA TORRES JUMPED OUT OF THE MOVING MINI VAN...TUMBLING AND ROLLING ON THE PAVEMENT. FARRINGTON SAYS HIS 15 YEARS AS AN EMT ... BECAME INSTINCT. ("When something like that happens in front of you, you have to do something about it.") HE FOUND TORRES UNCONSCIUOUS AND STRUGGLEING TO BREATHE. FARRINGTON USED HIS COAT AS A BLANKET AND ADJUSTED TORRES' BODY TO HELP OPEN HER AIRWAY... ALL WHILE HER HUSBAND ALAN LAUTRUP... WATCHED IN A PANIC.("It was strange. He was laying over her.He was on the phone.Easy yelling at her telling her to get up.Saying we got to go. Call we got him away from her said just leave her alone. Told him I was an EMT from Iowa and let me help her.") HE DID. NOW HE PONDERS HIS ROLE AS A DESIGNATED DRIVER. DID HIS ONE GOOD DEED... LEAD TO ANOTHER?("I would've much rather been home asleep at two in the morning. You know, I hope to think that way. Good to think that way. People are here to do this for a reason I just hope the outcome is really good for her.") POLICE BOOKED LAUTRUP INTO THE DOUGLAS COUNTY JAIL. HE BLEW A POINT ONE OH- EIGHT. POLICE SAY THEY ALSO FOUND AN OPEN BOTTLE AND POT PIPE IN HIS VAN. REPORTING LIVE, DAVE ROBERTS, KETV NW7.