Motorcyclist dies after crash despite CPR

30 December 2020
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30 December 2020, Comments: 0

A man died despite CPR after an evening crash between a car and a motorcycle in Toronto’s west end.

Unforeseen demise

The emergency crews were called to the scene near Scarlett Road and Lawrence Avenue W. for reports regarding a rider lying on a roadway who sustained severe injuries after the collision.

According to the police, the man did not have any vital signs and CPR was performed. Nevertheless, the motorcyclist was declared dead on the scene minutes later.

The police stated that the roads are likely to be closed for a few hours and the collision will be reconstructed. Besides, motorists were requested to avoid the area.

CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that significantly increases the chances for survival.

Life-saving skill

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that significantly increases the chances for survival. Prompt delivery of the technique can save a life. Although not all cases in which CPR was performed yields a good outcome, it is better that you have done something to help than doing nothing at all.

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For more information, check out these sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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