Photo/Story Gallery 2002

First Aid Administered

Corporal Hernandez is shown inside a severely damaged vehicle administering first aidCorporal Martin Hernandez is shown inside a severely damaged vehicle administering first aid and comfort to a traffic crash victim. Corporal Hernandez was patrolling on Interstate 595 in Broward County when he happened upon this severe crash, where the driver was bleeding profusely and was seizing.

Corporal Hernandez entered the mangled vehicle and secured the driver’s head and spineCorporal Hernandez entered the mangled vehicle and secured the driver’s head and spine until rescue crews arrived. He then assisted in removing the injured driver from the vehicle. Unfortunately, this is the type of incident members of the Florida Highway Patrol handle each and every day.

Corporal Hernandez is a 4-1/2 year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol assigned to Troop L, Pompano Beach.

Please remember to buckle up!