A retired nurse was on the scene of a car crash on Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay Thurday afternoon, before first responders arrived.
The accident took place around 1 p.m. on Northwest Bay Road and Wall Beach Road.
Holly Meadows, who worked as a nurse in Victoria, told the NEWS she arrived to the scene moments after the accident and then started CPR on the driver while waiting for emergency crews to arrive.
“The 911 dispatch said to get him out of the car. A man that had taken first aid course got him out and to the ground. Then I started CPR until the ambulances arrived,” she said. “I do not know any of the names of those around me but they sure gave me support.”
“The whole scene was so controlled, dignified and done right. Cannot say enough about our community.”
The vehicle, a light brown sedan, appears to have gone off the road and struck a tree.
BREAKING: Car accident on Northwest Bay Rd at Wall Beach Rd causing single-lane alternating traffic. First responders performing CPR. More details as they come available. @ParksvilleNews #NanooseBay pic.twitter.com/g6RbuyZMZQ
— Emily Vance (@Emily__Vance) November 14, 2019
The Nanoose Bay Fire Department and multiple ambulances attended the scene.
– will be updated