A Deadly Car Crash In Idaho Was So Horrific, The First Responder Suffered A Near-Fatal Heart Attack

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Image: Facebook/Eric Neibaur
Image: Facebook/Eric Neibaur

As the name implies, a first responder is the initial aid at the scene of an emergency. They arrive in the aftermath of a fire, natural disaster or accident and probably feel a bit of trepidation, unsure as to what they’ll find. And that was likely the case one tragic day in the northwestern United States in 2017.

Image: via Metropolitan Consulting Engineering & Forensics
Image: via Metropolitan Consulting Engineering & Forensics

On Sunday, June 18 that year, an emergency responder answered the call of duty and rushed to a car crash on Idaho’s Highway 30. But while such a call-out wasn’t out of the ordinary for this line of work, some of the events that followed the accident were rather unusual.

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Image: Michael Gil
Image: Michael Gil

Amid the twisted metal and chaos at the scene, it all became too much for the first responder. So much so, in fact, that a pang in his heart quickly escalated to full-on cardiac arrest. As a result, the rescuer himself soon became the one who needed help to save his own life.

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