A St. Petersburg teenage girl who had just completed her CPR training saved her friend by applying the procedure she had just learned. Torri’ell Norwood was driving when her car was T-boned by a speeding driver. Norwood and her three passengers were involved in a crash and her car barreled into a tree.
Norwood had no choice other than to climb through her car’s window to get out. Two other passengers were able to get out of the car unhurt. The St. Petersburg teenage girl realized that her friend was still in the car.
When I turned around, I didn’t see A’zarria running with us. So, I had to run back to the car as fast as I can. She was just sitting there unresponsive.Norwood
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A’zarria Simmons, Norwood’s friend had hit her head against a passenger window and was badly injured. She had sustained life-threatening injuries. Norwood managed to pull Simmons from the car. When she realized she couldn’t detect any pulse, Norwood began to apply the techniques she had learned from her CPR trainings.
Norris made two rescue breaths and 30 compressions on Simmons before she became conscious. Shortly after Norwood administered the CPR paramedics arrived and moved Simmons to the nearest hospital in Florida.
Norwood had just completed her CPR training at the Athletic Lifestyle Management Academy at Lakewood High School. Norwood’s trainer was surprised by her student’s performance.