Victims of morning crash given CPR

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.

Collision incident

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.

Vancouver first aid

One of the vital skills is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which helps improve the chances of survival.

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.

Quick action

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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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/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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

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

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