Man who suffered heart attack along I-35 revived by troopers

A man who had a heart attack after a wreck in Oklahoma City was revived by troopers. The man is now hospitalized.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY rmedley@opubco.com Published: April 22, 2011

— A man who was involved in a wreck in Moore and collapsed afterward was revived Thursday morning by two state troopers.

Hector Mijares, 71, of Oklahoma City, was not at fault in the noninjury, three-vehicle collision that happened about 7:15 a.m. on Interstate 35, Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Kenneth Pittman said.

Pittman said Mijares was standing in a parking lot near the interstate as the wreck was being investigated when he collapsed.

Several people standing around him thought he had a seizure, Pittman said.

“I checked to see if he had a pulse and he didn't have one,” Pittman said.

Mijares did not appear to have a heartbeat or any vital signs, Pittman said. The trooper said he started cardiopulmonary resuscitation as trooper Steve Johnson arrived to help.

“I asked Johnson to try to check for vitals, too, because my hands were cold and I wanted to make sure he didn't have vitals before we started compressions,” Pittman said.

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