When a life is in danger, timely action and delivery of life-saving measures can make a difference. A nurse and truck driver were recognized for saving the life of a police officer. A Cloverdale nurse, Angela Feltrin was driving home from her night shift when she witnessed a car crash.
In a distance, a police cruiser pulled over on the side of the highway with the flashing lights on. A vehicle raced past her and slammed right into the police vehicle. Feltrin pulled over, called 911, and ran to help.
The police officer was severely injured in the crash. Feltrin saw that she was having trouble breathing and assessed that she might have a traumatic brain injury or damage to the spinal cord. Minutes after the crash, a Langley truck driver Earl Hanes arrives on the scene. He pulled his big rig to the side of the road and hurried over to see if he could help.
Feltrin, who was keeping the head of the police officer still asked to assist in holding down the officer to prevent her from potentially injuring herself further.
It took about half an hour for the ambulance to arrive on the scene according to Hanes, the truck driver. He helped the car crash victims in the other vehicle and returned to help Feltrin who was assisting the police officer.
Both Feltrin and Hanes were awarded a certificate of appreciation from the RCMP for their work in saving the life of the police officer.
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