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Hudson cop revives Minnesota man at accident scene

A 78-year-old White Bear Lake, Minn. man was revived by a Hudson police officer after the man's vehicle struck a parked tow truck at Mike's Standard Service, 1313 Coulee Rd, around 8 p.m. on Friday.

Hudson Police Officer James Van Dusen found Glen Leland Stockman unconscious on the front seat of his Lincoln Town Car in a grassy area west of the parking lot. According to the report, Van Dusen noted the man was not moving or breathing. The driver's door was jammed but the officer was able to open it after several attempts. When he could not get a pulse on Stockman, Van Dusen pulled him out of the vehicle onto the ground and began CPR.

Van Dusen's report says that after three or four rounds of chest compressions and breaths, Stockman began taking shallow breaths on his own. Van Dusen also noted that the man had a faint pulse. EMS staff arrived on the scene and took over Stockman's care.

Stockman was transported from the scene to Region's Hospital in St. Paul where he was listed in fair condition on Monday morning.

According to the accident report, it appears that Stockman was traveling east on Coulee Road. About 100 feet west of the intersection with 13th Street S., the vehicle crossed over into the westbound lane and onto the north shoulder. The car continued onto the grassy area along the road and into the parking lot where it struck a snow mound and the parked tow truck. No one was in the truck at the time of the accident.

Based on his findings at the accident scene, Van Dusen believes that Stockman may have passed out at the wheel due to some medical condition. When the police department contacted his son about the accident, he noted that his father had suffered previous heart attacks.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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