Victim of collision on rush hour traffic given CPR

A victim of a collision on rush hour traffic received CPR. A serious collision involving several vehicles snarled traffic on Highway 1 in Burnaby during the rush hour commute.

Deadly crash

It appears a white pickup truck was traveling west when it collided with the center median and ended up in the eastbound lanes.

The first responders could be seen performing CPR on the truck driver before they were rushed to a healthcare facility.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is important during emergencies.

The extent of the driver’s injuries remains unclear and it is not known if anyone else was hurt or what caused the crash. The footage from the scene showed a severely damaged gray-colored sedan. A 2000s model silver Toyota Corolla was also seen being taken away by a tow truck with no evident damage other than to one of its wheels.

Timely intervention

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is important during emergencies. It is a life-saving technique that can save lives by improving the chances of survival.

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

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

 

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