Nature of Incident: Private Property Injury Accident
Incident #: 23-011437
Date & Time: 11/17/2023 1118hrs
Location: 47000 Block CR 665, Waverly Township
Vehicle: 2003 Polaris Trailblazer ATV
Driver: 58 year-old-male from Paw Paw
Assisting Agencies: VBEMS, Michigan State Police
Sheriff Daniel E Abbott reports that Deputies were dispatched to the 47k Block for CR 665 for a Personal Injury ATV Crash. Deputies learned that an off-duty Paramedic was passing by and noticed the ATV on its side and the 58-year-old driver face down in the grass. The Paramedic turned over the driver and found that he was not breathing and turning blue, 911 was called and CPR was immediately started. After CPR was initiated, he began to breathe and became somewhat responsive. On duty Paramedics arrived and took over treatment. The driver was transported to Bronson Hospital and is in stable condition. Deputies found that the driver had been operating the ATV on private property and for an unknown reason lost control and crashed. Sheriff Abbott states that the quick actions of the off-duty Paramedic, saved the drivers life, without this the outcome could have been much different.