Doral, FL - A quick-thinking McDonald's employee helped save the life of a Miami-Dade Police Officer on Tuesday morning.
According to CBS Miami, the off-duty officer pulled up to the drive-thru window at the McDonald's on 113th Avenue. She was in her personal SUV, and her two children were in the back seat.
McDonald's employee Pedro Viloria was working that drive-thru window, getting her breakfast order ready, when he noticed something was wrong with the woman, who was not identified. Her children noticed it too, and according to Viloria, they began screaming "mother, mother, stop it, mother, what are you doing?"
Pedro Viloria could see that the woman was having difficulty breathing, and then she lost consciousness. Her foot slipped off the brake and the SUV began rolling forward.
That's when he hero jumped into action and jumped out of the drive-thru window.
He said that he knew that he had to do something and reached the SUV just as it hit a curb, narrowly missing a car.
Pedro Viloria said that he told the two children to call 911 right away. A paramedic at the McDonald's soon became aware of what was happening and rushed to helped along with other unnamed heroes.
Pedro Viloria said that he stayed with the kids, and kept telling them it was going to be all right. The first responders performed CPR on the woman, according to 10 ABC. A Doral Police Officer brought an AED (automated external defribrillator) for them to use. The woman was able to be revived, and the police department said that she is alive. No further information was released about her condition.
A statement was issued from a managers at the McDonald's branch which said:
“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.”
Thank you, Pedro Viloria, for jumping out of that drive-thru window to help save the life of a stranger. And thanks to every other person who helped save this officer's life.