After a woman riding an electric bicycle was knocked unconscious in a car accident, her 9-year-old son rushed to the scene and performed CPR in an effort to wake her.
On July 19, the woman was reportedly riding an electric bicycle in Hefei, Anhui province of eastern China, to pick up her son when she was involved in a car accident and rendered unconscious. In a video uploaded to Weibo by Jimu News on July 19, the woman can be seen laying on the ground in a busy traffic intersection with blood oozing from her head.
Her son rushes to the scene while yelling out “mom, mom,” and begins performing CPR. Although the CPR failed, the boy held an umbrella above his mother to shield her from the heat and waited for an ambulance to arrive.
“Mom, you’ve got to hang in there,” the boy said to his mother.
An ambulance driver, surnamed Yang, explained that the mother suffered an open head wound and regained consciousness on the way to the hospital.
“The boy accompanied his mother to the hospital, and he kept calling ‘mom, mom’ on the way,” Yang told Jimu News.
The 9-year-old’s father, surnamed Wu, stated that his wife remained in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was still being treated. He also explained that his son had learned CPR techniques by watching TV.
“My son is 9 years old, and we never taught him CPR,” Wu told Jimu News. “He picked it up on his own from television.”
Some Weibo users praised the boy, while others pointed out that performing CPR incorrectly may pose further consequences.
“Although his movements are not standard, he didn’t just focus on howling and crying. It’s amazing that he has this awareness,” one user wrote.
“It’s a good thing, but it’s still very dangerous if CPR is not done properly,” another user commented.
“Not all casualties require CPR… provided they are in cardiac arrest. Otherwise, the injury may be aggravated,” another user wrote.