Officers share story after helping crash victim
WEST BROWARD, Fla. (WSVN) -- The officers who rendered aid to the South Florida mother who died in a violent crash is sharing their story.
Broward Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Kelly and Deputy John Rodriguez along with Miami-Dade Police Officer Jonathan Dweck have never worked with each other, but were together in the middle of a horrific accident trying to save a life. "We do our best. You know, we wish we could have done more. It was a very sad day yesterday," said Dweck.
On Wednesday, the three found themselves at the end of a cross-county car chase. Forty-eight-year-old Maritza Millan Medina died when Antonio Feliu ran a red light and T-boned her sedan.
Medina was ejected out of her vehicle into the median. The three veterans knew the runaway armed suspect was feet away from them, but it did not stop them from trying to save Medina's life. "I was the cover officer. I ran over to officer Dweck's car and brought Mrs. Medina," said Rodriguez.
"I exited my vehicle at that time, and I began to conduct CPR," said Dweck.
"And then Jonathan and myself loaded Mrs. Medina in the back of my car, and we attempted to get her to an ambulance," said Kelly.
Kelly called for an ambulance for Medina. In a dispatch recording, Kelly said, "I got the victim. I need an ambulance. I'm brining the victim to the ambulance. Where they at?"
The three men were successfully able to get Medina out of the median in less then a minute, but they said she was unresponsive. "Everyone has families, and it's not always easy and not always give them the perfect scenario," said Dweck.
"My heart goes out to the families and the victims," said Rodriguez.
"It just tragic, man. It's just a real tragic day that didn't need to happen," said Kelly.
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