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EMT students rescue woman
ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Now sporting a neck brace, Amy Stone says she owes her life to a group of Emergency Medical Technician students at Pensacola State College.
"It's getting better every day definitely," said Amy Stone.
Students were in class getting ready to start the day when they heard a loud car crash outside the classroom. In a matter of moments, they grabbed their emergency medical bags and sprang into action.
Amy was on her way to class when she hit another car at the entrance to Pensacola State College Warrington campus on Highway 98. In all, two children and two adults were hurt in the crash. Amy was ejected from her vehicle, knocked unconscious and stopped breathing. Luckily, the quick thinking students split into groups to help the victims.
"Four of our students immediately tended to her, and was able to get her out of the situation she was in and get her onto the roadway establish an airway for her and get her breathing again," said Steve White, EMT Program Director.
"I understand the students were using some skills at the accident site they had literally learned the day before in the lab setting," said Frances Duncan, Pensacola State College Dean of Students.
Amy suffered several injuries in the crash.
"A punctured lung, four broken ribs, a fractured my neck," said Stone.
When ambulances arrived, the crash victims were nearly ready to go to the hospital. Weeks later, Escambia County Department of Public Safety commended the EMT students. Amy was on-hand to present the award.
"I'm just so thankful I can do something like that, just to show my appreciation to them because they didn't have to do what they did "They truly saved my life, I believe," said Stone.