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Students, Crossing Guard Take "Heroic Actions" To Help Elderly Driver

REDMOND, OR -- Two students, a crossing guard and several parents jumped into action Tuesday morning, after an elderly driver suffered a medical emergency near Vern Patrick Elementary.

According to Redmond police, the 80-year-old woman ran into the curb several times before her car finally stopped, at about 8:45 a.m. Ten-year-old Carson Cunningham and seven-year-old Noelani Cunningham saw what happened and immediately told crossing guard Tammy Salka, who worked with parents to call 911 and check on the woman. Parent Nathan Veltrie used a rock to break a window of the locked car, and others pulled her out to perform CPR until medics arrived.

She was taken to the hospital; her condition is unknown.

The Redmond Police Department, Redmond School District, and Redmond Fire & Rescue applauded "the heroic actions of everyone involved," and thanked them for getting help so quickly.


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