WARSAW — Police reported that a Kokomo woman who was pinned against a building by a Chevrolet Corvette on Thursday, July 11, had a tourniquet applied to her leg almost immediately by a bystander.
According to the accident report by Warsaw police, Elsie K. Foote, 28, North Market Street, Kokomo, was pinned against the storefront of Mosthigh Studios at 2124 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw, when a Corvette driven by Braxton A. Goldsmith, 19, 2nd Street, Winona Lake, jumped a parking bumper and onto the sidewalk in front of the business. The vehicle is registered to Jose Rodriguez of Garrett.
Police reported that when officers arrived, Goldsmith was lying on the ground, apparently in shock. He eventually told officers that he had depressed the clutch of the car and started the engine. He said he then released the clutch, thinking the car wasn’t in gear. That is when the car sped forward and collided with Foote.
By the time first responders were called the scene, the car had been moved backward, releasing Foote and a tourniquet had been applied above her right knee. She was driven to Fort Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital by ambulance. Police reported that a breathalyzer administered to Goldsmith showed no signs of alcohol, but that he was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital where he consented to having a blood draw administered.