Newark Public Safety officials reported that members of the Newark Fire Division’s Engine 10, Ladder 5, Rescue 1, and Battalion Chief 4 performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a driver in a motor vehicle accident and were able to regain a pulse.
Officials said on Saturday shortly after 1:30 p.m., members of the Newark Fire Division responded to the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and W. Peddie Street on a report of a motor vehicle accident.
While at the scene, one of the drivers was in cardiac arrest with no pulse. Battalion Chief Arce immediately started chest compressions while members of Engine 10 administered oxygen.
Officials said Members of Ladder 5 and Rescue 1 removed the driver from the vehicle and also assisted with chest compressions and were able to successfully regain a pulse but the driver remained in critical condition.
Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene, continued treatment and transported the driver to a local hospital for additional care.