An adult female pedestrian was given CPR after struck by a commercial truck. Sadly, the woman was declared dead after being hit by a truck.
It was around 9 AM when emergency crews were called to the area of Victoria and Queen streets for reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a commercial vehicle.
The woman was hit right outside of St. Michael’s Hospital, one of Toronto’s trauma centers. She was transported to the trauma center before she was declared dead.
Bystanders performed CPR on the pedestrian. The driver of the truck looked very distressed and he got out of the truck and was on the phone.
A tattered red blanket, white sheet and a pair of dark blue paramedic gloves were inside the police perimeter. The officers spent up to 4 hours assessing the truck and canvassing the area for surveillance camera video.
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Importance of first aid training
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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