A Doral, Florida news outlet reported that a fast-food employee managed to save a police officer and her two children trapped in their vehicle.
After the Miami-Dade Police officer suffered the medical emergency, her vehicle started rolling slowly away from the drive-thru line and hit a median, surveillance footage shows. He says the customer ordered and paid without a problem but when he went to hand her the food, something was wrong. "If I needed to die to save that woman, I would have done it", said Viloria.
The officer became unconscious and her foot slipped off the brake.
"I thought if these kids lose their mother today, that's going to be tragic".
Surveillance footage provided to Miami-based station WPLG showed the fast-acting employee, Pedro Viloria, jumping out of the Doral store's drive-thru window after a customer very slowly pulled away and ran into a median. "I've got to do something, because she's going to crash, maybe, '" he said. Paramedics were inside the McDonald's at the time of the incident and helped to revive the officer who was then hospitalized.
Viloria quickly jumped out the window and raced over to the vehicle.
According to the authorities, the SUV stopped after hitting a curb.
Viloria said he heard the kids screaming and immediately sprang into action.
Seconds later, an off-duty Miami-Dade Fire Rescue member walked in for breakfast. All of a sudden, help was there, Viloria said. "My brain was on hero mode, totally", Viloria said.
An emergency crew transported the officer to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.