Nurses help save truck driver in Highway 75 accident

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SHERMAN, TX -- Part of Highway 75 was shut down for a time Wednesday afternoon when a semi ran off the road hitting a guard rail.

It happened on south bound 75 near Tyson Foods just after 3 p.m.

Sherman police say the truck driver, Johnny Adkins of Columbus, Ohio, was taken to the hospital. Adkins reportedly had a medical episode, and that's when his truck left the road way, smashing through a guard rail and landing between the highway and the frontage road.

Before first responders arrived on scene, police say nurses who were bystanders to the accident rushed to the drivers side and gave him CPR.

"Having them there probably saved his life. Them being nurses and knowing what the situation was, they arrived and were able to perform CPR on him and able to get a pulse back, and he left here in an ambulance with a pulse and was taken to a local hospital," Sgt. D.M. Hampton said.

Police say the driver is at a local hospital in stable condition.

Highway 75 has since been re-opened. Part of the service road will remain closed for some time.

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