The victims of a morning crash received CPR. The Mounties believe speed and alcohol were factors in an early morning crash in Richmond, B.C in which 2 young women were hospitalized and triggered almost 2,000 power outages.
The women were in a Honda sedan that slammed into a hydro pole on No. 6 Road which damaged some power lines and sent the vehicle rolling into a ditch.
The Richmond RCMP stated that significant efforts by emergency personnel were required to extricate the occupants from the overturned vehicle.
The driver, a 21-year old Surrey resident was seriously injured, suffering critical injuries. The paramedics performed CPR on her at the scene before rushing her to a hospital. The authorities described the 22-year old passenger’s injuries as serious but not life-threatening.
The collision also resulted to a power outage that affected 1,900 BC Hydro customers in the middle of the night. The crews were able to restore power in a couple of hours.
The cause has not been confirmed, but police stated that alcohol and speed are potential factors.
The timely delivery of appropriate first aid can save a life during emergencies. One of the vital skills is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which helps improve the chances of survival.
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