In November of 2007 a South Carolina man was traveling on I-40 when he saw an SUV in the opposite lane lose control and flip over several times. Paxton Galvanek stopped his vehicle and ran across the highway to the accident while his wife called 911. Using skills he learned while playing as a medic in the America's Army online game he assessed the needs of the new victims in the damaged vehicle. Galvanek helped the passenger out of the truck and then went back to pull the driver out of the SUV & to the side of road. The driver lost two fingers and was bleeding along with head trauma. Using the medic training Galvanek located a towel, put pressure on the man's hand, and instructed him to sit down and elevate his hand above his head while pressing the towel against his lost fingers. Galvanek then attended to his head cut and determined that injury was not as serious as his hand. Several minutes later an actual US Army soldier whom was medically trained arrived on the scene. The US soldier took over assisting the victims until paramedics arrived. So... the next time somebody says something about playing a lot of games, just tell them that playing games can save lives. A copy of the America's Army press release can be found here.