The three witnesses ran to the man’s aid with one of them, Bowen said, a medical worker at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and another one a firefighter with the Brentwood Fire Department.
They could not find a heartbeat so the witnesses began CPR. A Lebanon Police officer arrived and used a portable Automatic External Defibrillator, or an AED, and was able to get the man’s pulse back.
Wilson Emergency Management Agency arrived and emergency personnel began treatment as well and moved the man to a waiting ambulance. Lebanon Fire Department also responded to the scene.
LifeFlight helicopter was summoned and landed on Hartmann Drive. The man was flown to VUMC for further treatment.
“What more could you ask for?” Bowen noted, adding “These Good Samaritans stopped, the officer stepped up with an AED, WEMA arrived with all their equipment and LifeFlight’s right here in Lebanon.”
Bowen praised the decisions by city and county leaders to purchase AEDs and other emergency equipment that can save lives. As for the man involved in the accident, the chief said “we hope it’ll turn out for the best.”
Lebanon Police Officer Wayne Howard is investigating the accident.