Nurse passerby performs CPR on Hermiston teen at crash site

November 8, 2013 

— A nurse who saw a rollover crash outside Hermiston on Thursday afternoon stopped and performed CPR on a 15-year-old passenger until an ambulance arrived.

The Oregon State Police said driver fatigue is a possible contributing factor to the crash just north of Interstate 84 in Umatilla County which injured two passengers, one critically.

A Ford F150 pickup driven by Tulio Umana Careres, 39, of Hermiston, was northbound about 3:17 p.m. on Highway 207 near Stanfield Meadows Road entering a left curve, the state patrol said.

The pickup traveled straight off the highway and rolled at least twice before coming to rest on its left side,the state patrol said.

The two passengers were Alberto Umana, 15, and Eduardo Umana, 62, both of Hermiston.

Two people — one a nurse — stopped at the scene to help. The nurse performed CPR on the teen until the ambulance arrived and took over medical care. Employees from a motel across the street also helped, the state patrol said.

Both passengers were taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.

Alberto as later flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where he is in critical condition. The other passenger's injuries were not serious. The driver was not taken to a hospital.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hermiston Fire & Ambulance, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Stanfield Police Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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