Good Samaritan performed CPR on hit-and-run driver

A Good Samaritan performed CPR on a victim of a hit-and-run incident. The Good Samaritan, Tim Szabo watched a hit-and-run victim die on the Fraser Highway. He is calling on the driver to come forward.

Road dangers

The male pedestrian was hit near 168th Street shortly before 1 AM by an eastbound vehicle which quickly fled the scene. Tim Szabo and his cousin were driving on the highway when they saw him lying on the road. They immediately stopped their vehicle and rushed into traffic to help.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

When Szabo reached the man, he was talking to him and telling him that help was on the way. A 911 operator informed Szabo to check his breathing and deliver CPR but it was not enough. The unidentified man died on the highway.

According to Surrey RCMP, they are still figuring out what happened. They do not have a suspect vehicle description but it might have damaged headlights. They believe the victim was on a bus shortly before the accident and that there was an altercation on board.

According to TransLink spokesman, Derek Zabel, he confirmed that there was a fight and that one of the people involved smashed a window on the back door of the bus. The operator opened the doors where one assailant left and ran down the street. It remains unclear whether the victim was the same man who kicked the door.

Szabo felt haunted by what he saw and cannot stop wondering what kind of person would hit someone and leave them dying on the road.

Saving a life with CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies. You can learn the necessary skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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

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