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Greenfield alderwoman helps crash victims in two different accidents

GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) – Two car accidents, six months apart had one thing in common: the Good Samaritan who stopped to help.

It turns out, that helping hand was a Greenfield alderwoman.

Linda Lubotsky is in her fourth term as an alderperson and before that, she served on the school board in Greenfield.

It’s her recent efforts as a Good Samaritan that may have some people calling this alderwoman “Superwoman.”

When Linda Lubotsky isn’t playing with her 4-year-old daughter, she stops to help others.

“You never know what you’re going to run into,” said Lubotsky.

Lubotsky witnessed two separate and potentially deadly accidents, first in October of 2017 and then again on April 13, almost exactly six months apart.

The alderwoman was on her way to pick her daughter up from preschool when she came across the crash along I-43. She immediately stopped to help.

“I was talking to him the whole time, ‘how are old are you?’ 21 years old serving our military, student at UWM,” Lubotsky recalled.

Six months earlier, the alderwoman, who also happens to be a nurse, also stopped to help at another scary situation.

“It was a funeral procession and the gentleman lost control, passed out behind the wheel and he went into a fence and the tree stopped him,” Lubotsky said.

The crash at I-43 near Howard in Milwaukee happened when the driver had a seizure, hit a fire hydrant, then a tree.

Her medical training kicked in and she stopped the bleeding until Milwaukee Rescue arrived. Milwaukee Police awarded Lubotsky with a plaque for her heroism, but Lubotsky doesn’t call herself a hero.

She says he was just in the right place at the right time, both times.

“I like to think things do happen for a reason and both these guys were young men and I would want someone to help me if it was my son or my daughter. Everyone deserves to be comforted,” said Lubotsky.

Firefighters in Greenfield say unless you have medical training, it’s best to leave the emergency response to those who are trained, otherwise, you risk hurting yourself or becoming a hindrance to the situation.

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