Salute the Badge: Motorcycle crash victim returns to thank firefighters

Salute the Badge

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport firefighters from District 15 were recently paid a special visit from someone who wanted to give them a very big thank you.

Aaron Saengvanhpheng almost died in a motorcycle accident back in December. First responders found him about 30 feet from his motorcycle in critical condition on December 9, 2021, after he collided with a pickup truck.

After surviving all of that and weeks in the hospital, Saengvanhpheng wanted to thank the first responders who helped him, and he made a point to do that last week.

“After weeks in the hospital, one of the first stops he wanted to make was to the crew that transported him,” the Shreveport Fire Department said in a Facebook post. “He was grateful and just wanted to say thanks! He shared with the crew that he suffered fractures to all extremities, a lacerated liver, a ruptured spleen, perforated intestine, traumatic kidney damage, bilateral pulmonary contusions, and road rash.”

Saengvanhpheng says first responders helped save his life.

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“The complaints on public safety agencies are oftentimes aired and shared all over social media platforms, which ultimately drives customer service. However, we like to hear the outcomes of the most serious calls for service and show the difference we are trying to make in our community. If you have a story to share please send us a message,” the fire department said.

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