Montclair, NJ Officer saves unresponsive man at red light
You're stuck in traffic. That's the norm if you're a regular commuter in New Jersey. Of course, every once in a while, it isn't volume, it's an accident or another emergency causing the backup.
Montclair Officer Scott McGrath was traveling while off duty last October when he came across a car causing a traffic jam with their hazard lights on.
He went to see what was going on and encountered a woman in the car who was screaming because her friend was unresponsive. The man stopped moving and was not breathing.
Officer McGrath initiated CPR and coordinated with West Orange 911. It took 3-5 minutes, but the man started breathing again. He was then rushed to the hospital when the ambulance arrived. That man ended up coming off the respirator with no brain damage only three days after the incident.
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