CPR given to driver seriously injured after a crash

The driver who was seriously injured after a crash received CPR. The 28-year old driver is in a healthcare facility with serious injuries after crashing into 2 parked vehicles in South Vancouver.

Tragedy on the road

The man was behind the wheel of a grey Acura that slammed into a Land Rover and one other vehicle near Main Street and East 42nd Avenue. The police stated that they are still working to determine what could have caused the collision.

Vancouver first aid

Prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life.

The emergency crews were called to the scene at around 9 PM and had to use the Jaws of Life to cut the Acura driver out of the car. Witnesses stated that the man seemed to be in bad shape.

Judy Sandhu stated that they were doing CPR for at least 5 minutes. The driver was transported to a healthcare facility with injuries that were described as serious.

The crash closed a stretch of Main Street for a couple of hours overnight but it was reopened by Thursday morning.

Quick response to emergencies

Prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR class and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/bleeding-cuts-wounds

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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