Nurse saves the life of driver whose car crashed into her house

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When Carmen Roman heard a loud crash outside her house in Kissimmee, Florida, on Thursday, she never expected to discover that a man had swerved off the road and smashed his car into her bathroom wall.

After taking a closer look, Roman determined the driver was unresponsive, with no pulse. A nurse, her instincts kicked into high gear, and she started to perform chest compressions. "If I'm in the moment and I can do something, I will react," she told Fox 35 Orlando. About 30 compressions later, he was revived, and by the time paramedics arrived, the man was up and walking.

Roman is grateful no one was in the bathroom when the car came flying in, and that the driver survived. "It feels awesome" to have helped save his life, she said. "My kids are so proud, they're like, 'Mama's a hero!'"

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