Doctor & Dental Hygienist Save Driver who Crashed into Building

Posted by cocreator on September 01, 2011
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A former curator of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth was reported in fair condition Monday evening after he was discovered with no pulse following a bizarre car crash Monday morning.

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Dental workers revived Ron Tyler after his car smashed into their office at 4901 Bryant Irvin Boulevard.

Julie Watson the Saviour

“I would have been sitting there. Right there,” said dental hygienist Jessica Weyman, pointing to the front of a car resting on the examination chair in her office. “A few more minutes, there would have been a patient in that chair.”

It was about 8 a.m. when the car rocketed into the dental office of Dr. Gary Pointer.

“Looking out the front door, [I] saw trees, bricks and a car go flying by the front door,” said dance instructor Debbi Jo Utter.

The car went airborne just a step or two from Utter’s dance studio nearby.

“I’m sure the tree, the fence and the pole slowed him down,” said Utter. “He was going fast.”

Office workers rushed to the lifeless driver.

“[I] went back inside and got some gloves,” said dental hygienist Julie Watson. “Came back out and noticed he was unresponsive; had no pulse.”

Watson yelled for someone to bring the automated external defibrillator, or AED.

“[I] put the patches on him and shocked him and started CPR,” Watson said. “Luckily there was an MD at the end of the building, in another office. He came down and took over chest compressions for us.”

“Doing that CPR, you could see the color come back,” Weyman said. “It was pretty amazing.”

It took a number of “pretty amazing” coincidences to avoid any loss of life in the accident.

“This could have been a disaster,” Utter said. “We have 1,500 kids a week coming through this building.”

There were no kids at the dance studio; no one was in the dentist’s chair; and a building full of people equipped to save the driver’s life were right there.

And then there was this bit of luck:

“I’m usually not good under pressure, but luckily I held it together today… and fell apart afterward,” Watson said.

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Firefighters Save Driver after Car Crash

Posted by cocreator on May 05, 2011
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An approximately 50-year-old man drove off the Garden State Parkway in Tinton Falls on Tuesday and into the woods and made “severe impact” with a tree, according to Wayside Fire Company Captain Thomas Wieczerzak.

Rescue workers found the driver pulled from the car and without a pulse when they arrived on the scene, said Wieczerzak. Workers administered CPR and used the defibrillator to restore the victime’s pulse.

The accident occurred at the 105.1 mile marker in the southbound express lanes of the parkway.

The driver, who was driving an unknown Hyundai model vehicle, was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center and is “very much alive,” according to Wieczerzak in a follow-up phone call, who said the driver had a pulse and blood pressure.

He said that the defibrillator used to revive the driver was one that had recently been purchased with a grant Wayside Fire Company received from New Jersey American Water Company.

“We’re psyched over here,” he said of his fellow rescue workers’ reaction to the patient’s stabilized condition.

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Cop & Family Save Elderly Man in Car

Posted by cocreator on September 14, 2009
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Kal Fishman’s 68-year-old father Naum had a heart attack in the back seat of their car on Yamato Road in Boca Raton Friday night.

Frantic to save him, Kal and his wife started CPR. It was scary but then something happened assuring them they weren’t alone.

“All the cars just stopped, it was amazing how people were so helpful,” said Fishman, “Just stopped on the side of the road and helped us and dialed 911 for us.”

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy, Florinda Clark, heard the call, she had a portable defibrillator in her car. She dropped everything and was there in minutes.

The couple was concentrated on the CPR, the deputy hooked up the AED and sent out a pulse.

Rescue crews got the grandfather to the hospital, where he’s expected to make a full recovery.

Fishman said, “I wish I could just hug and shake their hand, unfortunately they are complete strangers, of course that’s the beauty of this entire incident.”

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Man Saved in Carpark Lot

Posted by cocreator on December 18, 2008
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Adam Davis and Cindy Rossi, with the AED.

Adam Davis and Cindy Rossi, with the AED

An 87-year-old Jonesboro man was in the right place at the right time, and now he will be able to celebrate the holidays with his family and friends.

Just before 2 p.m., three days before Thanksgiving, Carlton Look was experiencing chest pains and went to Dr. David Rioux’s medical office, where staff told him to go directly to the emergency room at Down East Community Hospital because Rioux was not in.

Look and his wife, Lenita left the office, and Lenita returned to say that Carlton had passed out.

At about the same time, Washington County Regional Communication Center dispatcher Adam Davis, who also is a part-time deputy, had just come out of the doctor’s office. He was there with his son to see his son’s pediatrician. When Davis went to his vehicle, he saw Look slumped forward in his vehicle.

At first I didn’t know if he was asleep,” Davis said Monday. “I went to go around the truck, and all kinds of people came running out of the doctor’s office.”

Jill McDonald, a registered nurse, checked Look and found no pulse. She also noted he was not breathing.

McDonald and Theresa Parent, a nurse at the hospital, were able to get Look out of his vehicle and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Physician’s assistant Alf Wakeman and pediatrician Dr. Richard Gibbs joined them.

“I asked if they had an AED [automatic external defibrillator],” Davis said. Farren brought one from the doctor’s office.

Davis told the medical staff that he had recently been recertified in the use of a defibrillator. They told him to set it up, while they continued CPR. It was the first time he had used it on a person, he said.

There was no question that the medical staff knew how to use the defibrillator, but they were busy administering CPR, Mike Hinerman, director of the Washington County Emergency Management Agency, said Monday.

“Adam was free to set the AED up.”

Once the machine was hooked up to Look, its instruments indicated to Davis that the patient needed to be shocked.

One shock by the machine did it, and Look regained a pulse.

“They had a pulse monitor out there; he had an almost normal pulse by that point,” Davis said.

An ambulance took Look to the Machias hospital.

Carlton not only had a pulse, but he was actually talking at the [emergency room] in Machias.

Rossi said she was proud of Davis. “It takes an unselfish person to respond and do this type of thing,” she said.

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