Thursday, 27 September 2018

Passenger of Addison Lee Minicab brings vehicle to a halt after driver has a heart attack on busy London road


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An Addison Lee private hire driver has hand a heart attack whilst behind the wheel of his vehicle on one of London’s busiest roads. The unnamed driver fell ill on Euston road, not far from London St Pancras station. The passenger of the Addison Lee vehicle frantically took to the wheel of the Ford Galaxy, bringing it to a halt outside the British Library. Once the vehicle had stopped, the passenger jumped out and was able to flag down a passing ambulance. According to a report by Lucas Cumiskey in the HamHigh, paramedics pulled the driver out of his window and performed CPR and shocked his chest. He was then taken in the ambulance straight to hospital. A spokesperson for Addison Lee released a statement saying:
“One of our drivers unfortunately suffered a heart attack while on a journey today. “We have established contact with the driver’s family who are aware that he is in a stable condition and currently recovering in hospital. “Thankfully, the driver brought the car to a halt safely on the side of the road, ensuring no one was hurt in the incident. “We are grateful to the passenger who flagged down a passing ambulance before leaving the vehicle by the time our team arrived – we are currently following up with the passenger to check on their well being. “We will continue to monitor the driver’s condition and provide assistance as needed.”
September 27, 2018 at 09:57PM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI Michael Murphy THESE POSTS ARE NOT OUR ENDORSEMENT