Impeding an emergency vehicle could cost a life

PhotoCredit: Melissa Diaz Hernandez/The Valley ChronicleWhile it’s understandable that many of us “have places to go and people to see,” it should be taken into account that obstructing the path of emergency vehicles affects more than just our daily commute time–it affects peoples’ lives. ■ By Olivia Gildea / Reporter Roughly every one-and-a-half minutes in the United States, someone will suffer from cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Did you know that within these cases, the chance of survival decreases seven to 10 percent every minute without medical assistance, and on average less than 10 percent of patients will survive the trip

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