AED and CPR saves truck driver’s life after cardiac arrest causes accident


According to officials, bystanders started CPR on the driver.

HANCOCK, Md. (WDVM) — CPR and an AED saved a truck driver’s life, after going into cardiac arrest caused him to overturn his tractor-trailer.

The accident occurred on Tuesday night on I-70 West, prior to Hancock just near the fourth-mile marker.

The area remained closed for about three hours while special ops pumped the diesel fuel from the trailer tank and tractor-trailer.

According to officials, bystanders started CPR on the driver.

“Bystanders started CPR on the patient. When we arrived we got the AED, put the pads on, shocked him one time, got his heartbeat back, worked him for roughly 15-20 minutes,” said Michael Deloof, a firefighter for Hancock Fire Department.

The driver was transported from War Memorial Hospital to Winchester and his condition is unknown at this time.

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