At 4:22 p.m., Tpr. Paul was dispatched to the report of an accident southbound on the Parkway at milepost 11.1. When he arrived, he discovered that the driver of the Chrysler van pulled over to the right shoulder and removed the victim, Joan Murphy, of North Wildwood, N.J., from the van because she was feeling ill. When Tpr. Paul attempted to have Ms. Murphy sit in the front passenger seat, he realized that she was not breathing.
Tpr. Paul cautiously removed her from the car, placed her on the ground, and began to perform CPR. Ms. Murphy quickly regained consciousness and began to breathe on her own after several chest compressions were administered.
Middle Township EMS provided further treatment at the scene before transporting the victim to Cape May Regional Hospital where she was last listed as in stable condition.