DORAL, Fla. - What was supposed to be a quick stop for breakfast Tuesday morning in the drive-through of a Doral McDonald's turned into a critical life-saving effort.
Pedro Viloria is used to working the drive-through window at the fast-food restaurant, but he's never jumped out of it until Tuesday morning.
"In that moment, I thought, I'd rather save that woman's life," he told Local 10 News.
Viloria said the customer, an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, with her two children in the backseat, pulled up and paid without a problem. But he realized something was wrong once he returned to the window with their food.
"I see she's like inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like 'ahh,' and basically I thought something was going wrong," he said.
The officer became unconscious and her foot slipped off the brake.
Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the SUV rolling forward and Viloria jumping out the window.
"(I thought,) 'Oh my God, this woman is unconscious. I've got to do something, because she's going to crash, maybe,'" he said.
Video shows the SUV narrowly missing another car before hitting a curb.
Viloria ran back in the restaurant for help, but little did he know, help was very close by.
A customer, who is said to be a paramedic, jumped out of her car to assist the officer.
Seconds later, an off-duty Miami-Dade Fire Rescue member walked in for breakfast. When he figured out what was going on, he grabbed his partner outside and got to work.
Viloria said the first responders performed CPR on the woman, and with the use of an automated external defibrillator machine brought by a Doral police officer, they were able to revive the woman.
The officer's identity and condition have not been released, but authorities said she is alive.
Viloria said he hopes she makes it.
"The real heroes are the fire rescuers," he said.
Another McDonald's employee who is trained in CPR also helped keep the officer alive until first responders took over.
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