Elderly woman given CPR after serious pedestrian collision

An 81-year old woman was given CPR after involved in a serious pedestrian collision. The Richmond RCMP are investigating the fatality in No. 1 Road and Tucker Road. Sadly, the woman died in a healthcare facility.

Dangers on the road

According to the RCMP, the woman was hit by a late-model Mercedes SUV in the area of No. 1 Road and Tucker Road. The witnesses at the scene provided medical assistance including CPR until the arrival of the emergency crews and transported the woman to a healthcare facility where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Vancouver first aid

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

The driver of the SUV, a 78-year old man also from Richmond remained at the scene and was cooperative. Alcohol nor speed are believed to be factors in the collision.

Richmond’s Cpl. Dennis Hwang is urging both drivers and pedestrians to be careful and alert while on the road. Those who are travelling by foot or bicycle must wear clothing with reflective materials and use a flashing safety light.

Immediate intervention with CPR

The timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is a life-saving technique that improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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

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