Driver Performs CPR on Heart-Attack Victim

By Team Writer / January 11, 2017

Kindness, courtesy and courage on the road are the requirements to become a Highway Angel. Mark McConachie of Sparta, Ill administered CPR to a fellow driver whom he had been talking to earlier. The driver was unresponsive and leaning against a metal beam. Military training kicked in and McConachie performed CPR until the emergency medical team arrived. Since 1997 the Highway Angel program recognizes drivers taking their loads to their destination and who also help other drivers on the road

Key Takeaways:

  • He rushed to the man’s side and noticed that his chest wasn’t moving and his eyes were rolled back into his head.
  • While the man was breathing when the ambulance left Atlas Tube, McConachie found out later that the driver passed away at the hospital.
  • The Highway Angel program was started in 1997. SInce then, hundreds of drivers have been recognized for unusual acts of kindness, courtesy, and courage they have shown others while on the job.

“The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck driver Mark McConachie of Sparta, Ill., a Highway Angel for attempting to save another driver’s life by using CPR while on the job.”

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