Audio: Listen to the 911 call from Mayor Collins’ crashWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
On Feb. 3, Toledo Police released the 911 call from Sunday’s crash involving Mayor D. Michael Collins.
Collins, 70, was driving in South Toledo near Hill Avenue and Parkside Boulevard when he went into cardiac arrest and hit a pole shortly before 2 p.m. Feb. 1.
Evelyn Johnson, 42, and Andra Crisp, 39, were both driving by, noticed the vehicle and stopped to help where they found Collins slumped over his steering wheel, unresponsive.
Johnson called 911, where she was transferred to Lucas County Emergency Management Services (EMS) lead dispatcher Brian Dempsey. Dempsey talked the pair through getting Collins out of the vehicle and administering CPR until paramedics arrived. Neither Johnson nor Crisp knew the man was the mayor until paramedics told them.
Collins was transported to University of Toledo Medical Center around 2:22 p.m. Feb. 1, where he remains in critical condition. Toledo City Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson was sworn in as acting mayor on Feb. 1.
”At this point it is too early yet to establish the timing or likelihood of his recovery,” UTMC cardiologist Dr. Christopher Cooper said Feb. 1. As of Feb. 3, Collins’ condition was unchanged.
Warning: the following is raw, unedited audio provided by police (phone number of caller muted) and may be disturbing to some: