ER nurse faces worst nightmare as dying John Doe brought in

2015-10-05 10:28
Cesar Andreas Medina. (Christine O'Donnell, Twitter)

Cesar Andreas Medina. (Christine O'Donnell, Twitter)

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California – A US nurse has had to live through one of the worst experiences imaginable, after a hit-and-run victim she was trying to save turned out to be her brother.

Buzzfeed reported that Cesar Andreas Medina, 23, was hit by a vehicle while skateboarding in Laguna Niguel, California on Friday.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Medina had right of way when he was hit.

The driver apparently took off after the incident, leaving the skateboarder for dead.

Medina was rushed to the nearest hospital, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, where his sister Jenifer is a nurse.

Jenifer Medina was working with a fellow colleague on a number of patients when her brother was brought in, she told NBC LA.

She was informed that the patient was in very bad shape and was registered as a “John Doe”.

The trauma team on call found Medina’s wallet and Jenifer thought it looked familiar; she opened the wallet and to her horror saw her younger brother’s face on the ID card.

According to a post on GoFundMe, Jenifer wrote that she felt as though “her whole world collapsed around her”.

Colleagues had to hold her as she fell to the floor.

“I just knew I had to say last goodbyes,” she said. “And tell him how much I love him.”

Medina died shortly afterwards, as doctors failed to re-start his heart. There was also extensive brain damage.

California police have arrested the alleged driver in the incident.

Andrew Michaels, 19, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and faces additional hit and run charges.

His bail was set $100 000.

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