McDonald's employee leaps out of drive-thru window to save off-duty cop

"In that moment, I thought, I'd rather save that woman's life", Viloria told WPLG on Tuesday.

According to the news outlet, there were two kids in the backseat of the auto and as the officer slowly drove away from the window she crashed her vehicle into a medium. However, by the time Viloria pulled the unconscious officer out of the vehicle, she stopped breathing. "I see she's like inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like 'ahh, ' and basically I thought something was going wrong".

"I've got to do something, because she's going to crash, maybe, '" Viloria said.

Footage shows Viloria leaping from the window of the Doral drive-thru and as he positioned himself in front of the woman's auto in an attempt to keep her safe.

The SUV hit a curb, which caused it to come to a stop. A second employee who didn't want to be identified also assisted in giving the officer CPR.

Alex Menendez, the owner of the McDonald's, said his thoughts and prayers are with the officer and added that he was proud of his employee.

The still-unnamed officer was rushed to the hospital; her condition remains unknown.

A statement from McDonald's to CBSMiami said: 'First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this hard time.

Viloria said he told the kids to call 911 right away.

"He is an excellent employee, so it didn't surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman", he said in a statement.

The victim turned out to be an off-duty officer for the Miami-Dade Police Dept. It's unclear what her medical emergency was.

Thanks to his quick actions, that didn't happen.