CHP in the Right Place at the Right Time Saving Life of Suicidal Man

CHP in the Right Place at the Right Time Saving Life of Suicidal Man

DEVORE – One man may have lost his life on Thursday if it was not for another earlier incident that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was investigating.

CHP officers were investigating a 1:07 a.m. incident in the area of the I-15 south of Kenwood Avenue where a 25-year-old San Bernardino man lost his life after exiting his vehicle possibly attempting to retrieve something from his trunk. While investigating that scene, a CHP officer noticed a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the freeway at around 2:15 a.m. The CHP officer conducted a stop to make contact with the driver of the vehicle. The driver stopped and when the officer approached he noticed that the male driver was covered in blood and had slit his wrists.

The officer called for medical aid, who quickly responded to the scene. CHP officer Brian Alvarez said that the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries and a psychological evaluation. “ I am glad the officers were able to help,” said Officer Alvarez. “ I believe he will get the help he requires.” The male subject is expected to survive.

If you are contemplating suicide or feels as though there is no hope call  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. There are people who care and would like to help you. If anyone you know speaks of suicide, please do not think it is for “attention” or that they are not serious.  Take the discussion seriously, offer support and resources to help or to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  together.

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