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Nurse saves 1-year-old after head-on collision kills one, injures more


A deadly head-on crash involving two cars Monday night left one person dead and injured a 36-year-old mother and three children.

Parma police tell News 5 in Cleveland, the crash happened around 7 p.m. and killed Luke Kuryluk, 23, of Parma Heights, who was driving one of the vehicles.

The other driver, a 36-year-old Seven Hills woman, was seriously injured, along with three of the six children, ranging from one to 11, in her car, police tell News 5.

Registered nurse Andrea Delfs, who works in the cardiac unit at UH Parma Medical Center, tells News 5 she was at the right place at the right time.

She recalls driving to work when she saw the aftermath of the accident. In those critical moments, her first reaction was to stop her car and help the victims at the crash scene.

“For me, if I see something and someone needs help, I just hit go. I can’t even look away. I need to help them and that’s what I did,” Delfs told News 5.

Officers say a one-year-old girl stopped breathing but was resuscitated Delfs performed CPR.

After a couple minutes of performing CPR on the girl, Delfs said the girl began to move her finger. It was then, News 5 reports that another person at the scene wasn’t breathing.

“I went immediately to the other car, and I could see outside of the car that he didn’t look good to me,” Delfs tells News 5. I got in the car, checked his pulse, he didn’t have a pulse, so I did CPR inside the car because he was jammed in. There was no way we could get him out. I did the best I could to do CPR on him inside the car.”

News 5 reports the police investigation determined Kuryluk veered into the lane hitting the woman’s car head-on. Police are unsure at this time what caused Kuryluk to move into the oncoming lane.

According to News 5, the accident remains under investigation.


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