Paramedics revive truck driver using AED after collision with high-voltage power line

KALAMAZOO, MI - A truck driver who was found with no pulse after he struck a high-voltage power line Wednesday was revived by authorities using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety was dispatched to the crash at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at 105 E. Crosstown Parkway, according to a news release from the department.

The 55-year-old male truck driver, of Kalamazoo, struck the high-voltage power line and was dragged away by a co-worker who witnessed the crash, police said.

The man was found not breathing and had no pulse, according to the release.

Officers and paramedics reportedly performed CPR on the man for several minutes in an effort to resuscitate him.

The truck driver eventually regained a pulse and began breathing after first responders used an AED (automated external defibrillator), according to the release.

He was transported to Bronson Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The Kalamazoo man is currently in critical condition, police said.

No further details regarding the crash was available.

Police ask anyone with additional information regarding this incident to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8120 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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