Victim of Kelowna car crash given CPR

A 66-year old Kelowna man who died after a single-vehicle collision was given CPR. The incident occurred off Highway 97 near the Kelowna International Airport.

Tragic traffic ordeal

According to Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP, the emergency services were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Dry Valley Road.

Regina first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can save a life.

O’Donaghey stated that police arrived to find a black Mercedes 300e crashed against a small tree. The vehicle had been southbound when it veered off the travel portion of the highway and collided with a traffic sign, after which it hit a tree. The B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics were nearby and arrived shortly after the collision and found the driver in cardiac arrest.

The emergency paramedics performed CPR on the male for an extended period before he was declared dead at the scene. Early indicators suggest that the driver might have suffered a sudden medical incident behind the wheel.

The investigation remains in its early stages and determining the causal factors will depend on the results of a pending mechanical inspection.

Being prepared

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can save a life. It helps improve the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

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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