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Utah paramedic aids heart attack victim from moving car

E.J. Hinterman was driving to work when he noticed the car in front of him had slowed down; the driver was slumped over the steering wheel

By EMS1 Staff

FARMINGTON, Utah — A paramedic was driving to work Thursday morning when he noticed something off about the car in front of him.

Paramedic E.J. Hinterman said the car had slowed down and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, reported KSL.

Although the doors of the vehicle were locked, Hinterman was able to get the man’s son, who was in the backseat, to unlock the doors.

“I was able to drag the dad out of the car and onto the pavement [near] my headlights because it was still kind of dark,” Hinterman said.

Hinterman performed CPR on the man until responders arrived and transported him to the hospital. The man is reportedly in critical condition.

“I hope the outcome is good,” Hinterman said. “The odds are better than they typically are for him to have a good outcome.”

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