Marine loses leg after freeway crash

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Article Date: 11/5/2010 | Resource: MLG

Marine loses leg after freeway crash

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A 19-year-old Marine lost his left leg after he crashed into a guardrail Thursday on the southbound I-5 as he was headed to Camp Pendleton for his morning assignment.

It was about 5:07 a.m. on Thursday when Lance Cpl. Jordon Sickinger veered to the right, crashed into a metal guardrail and rolled over near El Toro Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

A passenger, who is also a Marine, pulled Sickinger out of the car and administered first aid to his wounds, said Donya Larson, who is Sickinger’s mom.

“He applied pressure to stop the bleeding on one of his legs and called 911,” Larson said.

Larson said her son suffered a severe gash to his groin and fractures in both legs and femur. One leg was amputated from the knee down, she said.

Sickinger is now in stable condition at Mission Hospital, Larson said.

“He’s really strong. He’s going to get through it,” Larson said.

“He’s a hardcore Marine. He’s unstoppable.”

Sickinger is from Menasha, Wisconsin, his mother said, and was headed to the base from his girlfriend’s house.

The passenger, 20, from Whittier sustained minor injuries.

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