A McDonald’s employee in Doral, Florida, was serving a customer at the Drive Thru when something very scary happened.
According to surveillance video provided by Miami news station WPLG, a police officer became unconscious at the restaurant’s drive-thru window and Pedro Viloria, 22, lept into action.
The customer, who was an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer and had her two children in the backseat, and paid for her order but seemed to be having trouble breathing. Viloria said the customer paid for her order without a problem when he noticed she was having trouble breathing, her foot slipped off the break and the vehicle started rolling forward.
“In that moment, I thought, ‘I’d rather save that woman’s life,'” he told WPLG on Tuesday. “I see she’s, like, inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like ‘ahh,’ and basically I thought something was going wrong.”
After the woman’s SUV narrowly missed another vehicle before hitting the curb, Viloria rushed back to the restaurant to get help and found a customer who happened to be a paramedic. The customer jumped into action and assisted the officer, according to WPLG reports.
Then, a second off-duty Miami-Dade Fire Rescue worker entered the store and offered his assistance as well. “The real heroes are the fire rescuers,” Viloria told WPLG. “I was with the kids telling them it was going to be all right.”
The first responders performed CPR on the woman and used an automated external defibrillator to revive her. Rescue officials say the officer was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but she is alive.
McDonald’s released a statement to WFOR after the incident:
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for our McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro. He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman.”
“And he was not the only member of the team that played a pivotal role in ensuring she received the medical attention she needed. A second employee, who asked to remain unnamed, assisted with CPR. Their quick thinking and action were everything in that moment.”
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