Crash victim survives due to CPR |

Crash victim survives due to CPR

Rescuers resuscitated a Grass Valley man who inexplicably drove off Brunswick Road south of Greenhorn Road Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Perry Flynn, 45, received CPR from Sierra Nevada Ambulance and firefighting crew members after his southbound Ford Aspire swerved, went off the right side of the road near Wood Rose Way, then 20 feet down an embankment before resting against a tree, CHP Officer Greg Thys said. The accident was reported about 5 p.m.

Thys heard CPR was performed before he arrived, and he later saw Flynn breathing with help from an oxygen mask. Ophir Hill and Nevada County Consolidated firefighters responded to the scene.

Flynn went to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and then was transferred by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. A Sutter Roseville supervising nurse hadn’t learned his status by 8:45 p.m.

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