Abbotsford residents save the life of a man by performing CPR. The man was hit by a 5-ton truck in Pitt Meadows. Jeremy Scholing and Matt Burnett performed life-saving measures after a man was hit on Lougheed Highway.
Ordeal on the road
When Abbotsford resident Jeremy Scholing enrolling in a beginner-level first aid course several years ago, he did not though he would have to use it. When a 22-year old man was hit and seriously injured by a 5-ton truck after he attempted to run across Lougheed Highway after a Halloween event at Roosters, Scholing had to use his training.
The actions of Scholing and his friend, Matt Burnett saved the life of the man. They heard a bang and saw the man. It was then that they started running. Matt checked the man who did not have a pulse, so he started CPR.
It was dark and there was no way the truck would have been able to stop. It was also raining. Burnett took his shirt off to wipe the blood off while Jeremy was performing mouth-to-mouth and CPR. It was able to get him to start breathing. When the man started breathing, he choked a bit and then the ambulance arrived.
Essentially, when someone calls 911 on emergencies, the dispatcher will guide the caller through life-saving measures including CPR. Although Scholing knew CPR, it did help to have a voice on the other end of a call to walk him through it.
The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival until medical care can be provided.
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