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Media captionTom Dorman received many meanings of support from colleagues, and kept his sense of humour

A police officer has described how he asked members of the public to gave a tourniquet on his leg while he was hemorrhaging to extinction.

PC Tom Dorman had his leg amputated after a automobile clang in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in September.

He said member states of the public “ran out of their homes” to stop “catastrophic” bleeding in his leg, which make he could have “died within two minutes”.

Two humanities have been arrested in connection with the collision.

PC Dorman was in a stationary vehicle which was struck by a silver-tongued Ford Focus at 05:30 BST on 2 September .

He said the “loud bang” of the gate-crash generated people to wake up and come out of their homes to his aid.

“I managed to explain, somehow, to someone, how to improvise a tourniquet, that they could tie round and stop pulling to slow the bleed in the wind and close up the route, ” he said.

Image copyright Tom Dorman Image caption Tom Dorman was making the night shift when he was involved in a gate-crash which led to the amputation of his leg

Not being able to remember who applied the tourniquet, he said “a jumper was used to at least stem the flow”, although he had “no idea where it came from”.

“To everyone else who helped, I owe you my life, and I’m exceedingly thankful to them, ” PC Dorman said.

“I’m effectively the luckiest being in the world.”

After almost ten hours of surgery, he woke up to be told he had lost the lower half of his left leg.

“If blankness could be an emotion, that would describe how I would feel. I’ve never had such life changing bulletin like that, ” he said.

Image copyright Tom Dorman Image caption PC Dorman has started to learn to walk again, and hopes to be back at work within a year

PC Dorman was discharged from infirmary on 4 October, having had four operations, but adjusted to life with one leg has been a “new learning curve”.

“I can’t stand up, I can’t amble, I can’t cook because I can’t reach for things.”

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