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Posted on: February 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Two RoadRUNNER Transit Drivers Credited with Saving a Life

Utilities Employees House and Hernandez

The quick thinking of two RoadRUNNER Transit drivers, Eugene House, and Israel Hernandez is being credited for saving the life of a Las Cruces man.
 On Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, an unconscious man was found in a restroom at the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal.  300 W. Lohman Ave. An emergency call was made to Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority when MVITT employees believed the unidentified man may have overdosed.
 Emergency dispatchers instructed House to administer Narcan to the man. Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat a known or suspected opioid overdose.
 Narcan is kept at the MVITT for such kinds of emergencies since the building is frequented by the public. When used correctly, Narcan can reverse the effects of an overdose within minutes.
 House called Hernandez for assistance, and together, they administered the Narcan.  The man was able to regain consciousness a few moments later and was then assessed by medical personnel. The man refused further medical help.
 The quick action of House and Hernandez saved this man’s life.

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