CHEEKTOWAGA – A man was transported to the hospital after he was stabbed during a disturbance with a woman according to an eyewitness account.
The incident unfolded at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Doat Street around 5 pm Friday.
Steven Lorber Jr. lives nearby and aided the man moments after the incident started.
“When I came outside, I heard them screaming. I ran down there to make sure he was okay,” Mr. Lorber said. “He was on the corner, and she came up and stabbed him I guess because I was just walking out when it all happened.”
He tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that he saw a woman run eastbound on Doat Street. When he reached the man, “He was bleeding from head to toe. He lost a lot of blood – probably about a quart of blood.”
Around the same time, a Buffalo Police cruiser arrived on the scene. Mr. Lorber said the officers attended to the scene but didn’t render first aid to the man.
“I asked the officer for a glove, and the kind officer gave me a glove and some napkins. Then the ambulance showed up, and they put a neck brace on him. He just kept saying to me, ‘I don’t want to die. Don’t let me die,'” said Mr. Lorber. “I seen (sic) a laceration on his neck. It was pretty deep.”
A nurse who stopped to help rendered aid to the man tells Cheektowaga Chronicle that it looked like the man’s carotid artery was nicked saying the blood spurted from his neck with every heartbeat.
The man was transported to Erie County Medical Center by American Medical Response. His current condition is not known.
Cheektowaga Chronicle has reached out to Buffalo Police seeking additional information.
Cheektowaga Police did not respond to the scene despite the fact the scene was within the town’s jurisdiction. Rescue Hose firefighters were alerted and responded. The patient was in the care of the ambulance upon their arrival.
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