BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident this summer has had a surprise reunion with the stranger who police say helped saved his life.
NBC Philadelphia reports (http://bit.ly/1ImtU5w) that Rufus Graham met Walter Rives on Wednesday.
Rives was driving in Burlington at the same time that Graham lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a metal road sign. The former NASA guard stopped to apply his belt as a tourniquet after Graham's leg was severed.
Police credit the tourniquet that Rives applied with helping to keep Graham alive.
Graham was outfitted with a prosthetic leg last week. His girlfriend set up the surprise reunion because Rives was back in New Jersey to visit family for Thanksgiving.