Medford officers, bystanders save man’s life after medical emergency on College Avenue

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MEDFORD — Medford police officers and university athletic trainers sprang into action on May 21, after a man suffered a medical emergency while driving and crashed his truck into a pole on College Avenue.

At around 2 p.m., Officers Pierre and Calnan, who were managing a road construction detail, noticed the truck veering off the road.

They found the driver unresponsive, with the vehicle’s doors locked, and quickly broke the window to extract him.

The officers began life-saving measures, including CPR, when they discovered the man had no pulse and was not breathing.

Sergeant Cannava, on patrol duty at the time, rushed to assist in the emergency efforts.

Tufts University Athletic Trainers Brett Hayes and Lauren Bracken, who witnessed the incident, provided an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and helped with CPR.

Armstrong Ambulance personnel arrived promptly and transported the stricken man to Mass General Hospital.

Thanks to the swift intervention, the man was treated and later released.

Hospital doctors attributed his survival to the immediate and collaborative response of everyone at the scene.

The Medford Police Department expressed pride in their officers and the assisting civilians, emphasizing that the willingness to serve and protect extends beyond their shifts, showcasing a constant readiness to aid those in the community.

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