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McDonalds Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window to Save Woman's Life

McDonalds Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window to Save Woman's Life
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By    |   Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:26 AM

A McDonald's drive-thru worker in Doral, Florida, helped save the life of an off-duty police officer who suffered a medical emergency while waiting for her order with children in the backseat on Tuesday.

Pedro Viloria told WPLG-TV that he was serving the Miami-Dade police officer during breakfast time at the drive-thru when he said he saw something was wrong.

"I see she's like inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like 'ahh,' and basically I thought something was going wrong," Viloria told WPLG-TV.

The officer, whose name was not mentioned, fell unconscious and her foot slipped off the SUV she was driving, the television station reported. Surveillance video captured the vehicle rolling forward and Viloria jumping out of the drive-thru window after it.

"In that moment, I thought, I'd rather save that woman's life," Viloria said, according to WPLG-TV. "… (I thought,) 'Oh my God, this woman is unconscious. I've got to do something, because she's going to crash, maybe.'"

WFOR-TV reported that the SUV stopped against the driveway curb and Viloria ran back into the fast food restaurant to ask for help. An off-duty paramedic at the scene came to assist the officer along with an arriving firefighter.

A fire rescue unit was quickly on the scene to give the officer additional medical attention, WFOR-TV reported.

"I was with the kids telling them it was going to be all right," Viloria told WFOR-TV.

Viloria told WPLG-TV that first responders and another McDonald's employee performed CPR on the woman and used an automated external defibrillator machine to revive her.

Alex Menendez, the owner/operator of the McDonald's, said in a statement, according to The Associated Press, that other employees helped afterward, but the credit should go to Viloria.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time," Menendez said, per the AP. "I think I speak for our McDonald's family when I say how proud we are of Pedro. He is an excellent employee, so it didn't surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman."

Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin told the AP that he had no information about stricken police officer and her condition Wednesday.

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A McDonald's drive-thru worker in Doral, Florida, helped save the life of an off-duty police officer who suffered a medical emergency while waiting for her order with children in the backseat on Tuesday.
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