Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) carried out CPR on the conductor of a prepare carrying GOP Home members after it collided with a rubbish truck in Virginia Wednesday morning.
“He did carry out CPR,” spokesperson Charyssa Guardian informed the Every day Information.
Guardian confirmed that Marshall responded when “they went prepare to coach looking for medical doctors to assist individuals.”
“He answered the decision and has been serving to individuals on the scene since,” Guardian stated.
Marshall is an OB-GYN and serves as Chairman of the Board of Nice Bend Regional Hospital. “He’s proficient in all issues medical,” Guardian stated.
She added that Marshall was attending to the prepare’s conductor and to rubbish truck passengers who had been essentially the most injured.
“Memberwide I believe there are some bumps and bruises,” Guardian added.
Amtrak prepare carrying GOP lawmakers crashes into truck
The prepare carrying Republican lawmakers was en path to a retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, when the collision occurred in Crozet, Va.
Marshall tweeted round 11:45 a.m. Wednesday to say that the prepare had crashed.
“We’re on our strategy to our annual GOP retreat, the prepare carrying members and spouses hit one thing. Laina and I are okay, I’m serving to these which might be injured, I’ll have Laina preserve you up to date as I do know extra,” he stated.
Different Home members with medical coaching had been aboard the prepare when it hit the truck.
Rep. Larry Bucshon, a former coronary heart surgeon, was reportedly attending to injured passengers.
Sen. Jeff Flake stated that he, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, and Sen. Invoice Cassidy, who’re each physicians, additionally helped are inclined to the injured.
“I knew there have been going to be unhealthy accidents, so I labored my method again pondering they may want individuals to assist carry individuals to ambulances, they usually did,” he stated, NBC Information reported.
He referred to as the accident a “horrible scene.”
He stated that the incident introduced again reminiscences of final yr’s capturing on the congressional baseball recreation observe, based on CNN.
Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole stated that fellow member of Congress acted as first responders.
“There have been the primary ones rendering help,” Cole informed CNN. “Then you definately fairly shortly had emergency first responders, paramedics, numerous hearth autos and ambulance right here now. However yeah, they had been administering CPR to the parents that had been harm within the crash.”