Ambulance aids ill student on campus


Cerritos College campus police officer assisting at the scene. A female student needed medical aid in front of the Fine Arts building at 6:13 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Photo credit: Sebastian Echeverry

Red flashing lights from an emergency response vehicle lit up the walkway in front of the Veterans Center on campus.

A student reportedly did not feel well and a fellow peer requested 911 aid to get to the ill victim.

At around 6:13 p.m., the response vehicles appeared on the scene and attended to the female student.

Authorities on the scene said that the situation was not life threatening.

Captain of the Cerritos College Police Department, Tom Gallivan, hastily met with the paramedics quick response teams.

“Another student reported that someone was not feeling well,” Gallivan said.

Paramedics worked frantically to give the patient proper medical attention as she was loaded on a stretcher onto the CARE ambulance.

Although the situation involved many paramedic units, the area where the woman was helped was not sanctioned off and other students could walk freely through it.

Los Angeles County Fire department paramedic units were side by side with the CARE ambulance and were quick to tend to the student.

She was taken away to the nearest hospital and that is all that is known at this time.