Abilene Nurse Shares CPR Experience After Accident

By Kimberly Sears | ksears@ktab.tv

Published 06/20 2014 09:39PM

Updated 06/20 2014 10:46PM

On Wednesday, June 18th, Abilene police responded to a single major motorcycle collision around 8 PM.

The collision occurred on Treadaway under the overpass of Loop 322. The driver, Diego Olvera Barajas, 20, was driving a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250.

During APD's investigation, it shows that Barajas was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident happened.

Barajas was pronounced deceased at the scene. But before APD arrived a nurse, Sammi Allred, was leaving work from Abilene Regional Medical Center and drove upon the accident.

No one was there yet, Allred knew she had to pull over and help. She sprung into action assessing the situation and called 911.

Allred told the dispatch her location and her assessment, then the dispatch told her to start CPR.

Minutes later another nurse leaving work from Abilene Regional stopped to help. The two performed CPR on the victim in hopes to save his life.

Although both nurses tried to save him, they were unable to. Allred believes that it's important for everyone to learn CPR.

There are many classes taught around Abilene. Such as the Red Cross, Abilene Regional Medical Center, Hendricks Hospital, and Healthcare Education Resources.

An instructor of CPR classes at Healthcare Education Resources, Melissa Woodard, says you never know when you might need it.

It only take one class to get certified for two years. The class lasts most of the morning but when you leave you will have a certification. 

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