CPR given to elderly after head-on collision

The elderly driver of a minivan received CPR after slamming head-on into a pickup truck. The emergency crews were called to the two-vehicle crash on Edmonton Trail at Greenview Drive N.E.

Collision tragedy

The driver of the minivan, a man in his early 80s was initially determined by paramedics to be in serious condition, but he started to deteriorate, prompting crews to initiate CPR. He was transported to Foothills Medical Center where he later died.

Edmonton first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life.

The driver of the pickup truck, a man in his 50s was not injured and declined medical care.

The police are now investigating the factors involved in the crash including the possibility the victim was suffering from an underlying medical condition.

Saving a life

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life. If promptly delivered, it significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a class on first aid and CPR and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

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

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

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