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Illinois man rushed to hospital after dramatic crash, rescue near Michigan Stadium
Updated On: Apr 26, 2013

Illinois man rushed to hospital after dramatic crash, rescue near Michigan Stadium

A 61 year-old Illinois man who suffered a medical emergency at the wheel was rushed to the University of Michigan Hospital Saturday after bystanders pulled him from his vehicle and began administering CPR.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sunnyside and 7th Street, near Michigan Stadium. The man, who hails from Woodstock, Ill., was driving his daughter, 31, when he suffered a medical emergency — possibly a heart attack — at the wheel, said Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Mike Scherba.

After his vehicle struck a tree, bystanders in the area — including an off-duty firefighter and a physician — helped pull the man from the vehicle and began administering CPR. Fire rescue personnel then arrived and took over CPR and used an automated external defibrillator to restore breathing and a pulse, Ann Arbor Fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said.

Scherba said the man's daughter took the wheel and directed the vehicle into a tree to stop it after noticing her father's emergency.

"We've got the (Michigan-Northwestern) game letting out and how many thousands of people in the area. Probably a good call on her part," Scherba said.

The victim was taken to the U-M emergency room.


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