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Police officer, good Samaritan revive Manchester woman who crashed car


November 15. 2017 8:04AM




MANCHESTER — A police officer working a nearby construction detail and a good Samaritan are credited with reviving a woman after she crashed her car on South Willow Street Tuesday morning.

City woman Amanda Reilly, 29, had no pulse after hitting a utility pole at low speed in front of 428 South Willow St. at 8:50 a.m., police said.

Officer Jake Yaris and Eduardo Rocha, 49, of Manchester, broke a window of Reilly’s Hyundai and pulled her out before performing CPR on her for about three minutes until emergency workers arrived, police said.

Reilly was taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to a release. Police said they determined she was under the influence of drugs and charged Reilly with operating under the influence, a violation-level offense. She is scheduled to appear in circuit court Nov. 28.

No damage was reported from the crash other than the window the two men broke to get into the car and remove Reilly, police said.

A photo of the rescue was posted on the Manchester Information Facebook page:



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