McDonald’s employee Pedro Viloria has been hailed as a hero for jumping out of the drive-thru window to save a woman’s life. The 22-year-old employee was working the drive-thru when he noticed something strange – an off-duty officer for the Miami-Dade Police Department in medical distress:
“I could see she was hardly breathing and I thought that’s not normal.”
When it became clear that the driver was not in control of the vehicle, Viloria did not hesitate to help. He leaped out of the drive-thru window and ran to the car.
Viloria comforted the children in the car while rescue workers attended the woman.
‘It Is What A Hero Does’
The manager of the McDonald’s released the following statement praising Viloria:
“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.”
Viloria told WSVN News Miami that his brain was on “hero-mode”:
“It is what a hero does. If I would’ve needed to die to save that woman, I would’ve done it.”
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
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