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Akron teen loses leg in motorcycle accident

Akron teen loses leg in motorcycle accident
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 7:17am

(Akron)-An Akron teenager is facing a long road to recovery after losing his leg in a motorcycle crash.

Police say 13-year-old Shawn Brumbaugh was riding his bike across South Arlington Street this past weekend when a speeding biker slammed into him.

Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says a quick-thinking officer turned his belt into a tourniquet when he found Brumbaugh's badly-injured leg.

Akron police say the motorcycle rider, 29-year-old Eric Reppl of Cuyahoga Falls, was killed in the crash. Brumbaugh's family says he has undergone one surgery, with more ahead, at Akron Children's Hospital.

Photo Courtesy: Akron Police 

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