Woman hit by truck expected to survive thanks to first aid at the scene
EUGENE, Ore. - A pedestrian hit by a pickup truck on a busy highway is expected to survive, thanks to the quick actions of the driver who hit her and the first officer on scene, the Eugene Police Department said.
Sylvia Rose Titus, 22, was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the crash Tuesday night. Her condition has improved, and she is expected to survive, police said Friday.
Investigators credit the driver of the pickup truck, 26-year-old Shanel Marie Presley of Harrisburg, with saving her life. Presley administered CPR to Titus immediately after the crash, coached by a Central Lane 911 calltaker.
Officer Lori Barnes, the first Eugene Police officer on the scene, also administered first aid. Investigators believe their actions likely saved the victim's life.
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