Man suffers cardiac arrest whilst at the wheel in Birmingham


Friday 29th May 2015 – 7.00am – Claire Brown.

Despite the fantastic resuscitation efforts of passers-by and emergency services, a man sadly died after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst driving in Birmingham last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision in Belgrave Road near to Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate just after 9.00pm (Thursday). An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, a community paramedic and a senior paramedic officer attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a car which had mounted the pavement. The driver was in cardiac arrest and was already being given excellent CPR by members of the public and police officers.

“Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts and worked as a team to deliver advanced CPR at the roadside. The man was given five defibrillator shocks to his heart before being transferred on blue lights to City Hospital.

“Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”


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