SAN ANTONIO -- A major car accident on the city's North Side caused a complete shutdown Loop 410's westbound lanes near McCullough Avenue.
Officials tell News 4 WOAI that shortly after 9 p.m. a car traveling westbound on Loop 410 lost control, hit a concrete barrier and burst into flames. An off-duty medic from the San Antonio Fire Department happened to witness this accident and immediately jumped into action.
A spokesperson for SAFD confirms that the off-duty paramedic rushed over to the vehicle along with another passerby and pulled the victim from the burning car. When the medic noticed the victim wasn't breathing and felt no pulse, he began administering CPR. A third passerby -- who happened to be a nursing student -- worked with the fire medic to bring the victim back to life. The nursing student and off-duty medic began alternated CPR until a SAFD Medic Units arrived.
Once San Antonio Fire Department on-duty paramedics arrived on the scene they were able to use a defibrillator and managed to obtain a pulse.
Currently the victim, who suffered major burns in this crash, is listed in critical condition at a San Antonio area hospital.