A Waco police officer resuscitated a driver Friday afternoon after she crashed into two cars as she exited Interstate 35, then hit parking signs and another car in the Hooters restaurant parking lot, Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Officers were called to the wreck near I-35 and New Road shortly before 2 p.m. and found the 54-year-old driver unconscious, Swanton said.

An officer discovered the woman was not breathing and had no pulse, he said. The officer pulled the woman from the car and was able to resuscitate her using CPR, Swanton said.

Other officers and medical units arrived at the crash and took the driver to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center for treatment. Police did not have an update to the woman's condition late Friday afternoon.

Swanton declined to identify the officer who performed CPR, saying any officer or member of the police staff would have done the same thing.

"We are extremely proud of the heroics that our officers demonstrate on the streets of Waco every single day," Swanton said. "It is incidents such as this that make us all realize what a tremendous staff we have that work for our police department and the citizens of our community."

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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