Witnesses, Police Officer Save Kennewick Driver’s Life with CPR After Weekend Rollover
Kennewick police say a medical emergency caused a car to flip over on Olympia St. Saturday. The driver survived because a witness and Kennewick police officer gave the driver CPR.
Fortunately, the victim was able to be treated quickly at Trios E.R. and survived. Kennewick police say 84-year-old Charles Loosvelt was headed South on Olympia near 15th. St. just before 5pm Saturday when he apparently suffered a heart attack behind the wheel.
Loosvelt's car crossed over to the other side of the road, hit the curb, then back across the lanes. It then hit a fence and rolled. When police arrived, people who had seen the accident were removing him from the car, but he was unconscious and not breathing.
A Kennewick police officer and one of the witnesses began to perform CPR, which kept Loosvelt alive until medics were able to fully revive him at the scene.
He was treated at Trios E.R. Southridge, and is expected to recover. So, a good ending for what could have been a tragedy!