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Driver’s Life Saved By Couple’s Quick Thinking


Police in West Linn, OR are giving Dale and Jennifer Cook the Life Saving Award this week at the City Council meeting for helping a commercial driver through a dangerous incident on Oct. 14. Police and medical workers admitted that, had the couple not performed CPR on the ailing driver, that he would have likely died.

The Cooks passed a FedEx delivery vehicle waiting to get on the highway and noted the driver didn’t look well. They watched as the commercial vehicle rolled across the highway, careened over a retaining wall and stopped in a driveway, narrowly avoiding impact with a home.

Dale raced to the scene and pulled the driver from his cab after determining that he had no pulse or vital signs. He administered CPR until EMTs got to the scene and transported the driver to a hospital.

“The swift actions by both Dale and Jennifer Cook are highly commendable, and they made a significant and lasting contribution to the [driver’s] family,” said West Linn Sgt. Neil Hennelly in a news release.

CDL Life wants to send out a big “thank you” to Dale and Jennifer for going above and beyond to save a commercial driver’s life. More drivers should be so lucky as to get help from people when they’re in danger. They would for you! Stay healthy drivers.


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