Bystanders rush to aid of car driver in cardiac arrest

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Thursday 1st October 2015 – 7.30pm – Claire Brown.

A woman who went into cardiac arrest in her car was resuscitated by ambulance staff with help from quick thinking bystanders before being rushed to hospital in Worcester.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Bromyard Road in Tenbury near to Tenbury High School shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon (Thursday). The Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board, an advanced paramedic and an ambulance crew were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found members of the public administering excellent CPR to a woman in cardiac arrest. The woman had reportedly been driving when she felt unwell and stopped the car.

“Ambulance staff took over resuscitation efforts, administering advanced life support at the scene. After a while the team managed to restart her heart but her condition was very unstable. She was alerted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by land ambulance; the doctor travelled with the ambulance crew to hospital to continue emergency treatment en route. The woman’s condition was said to be critical upon arrival at hospital.”


Notes to editor: We are unable to provide condition checks on patients.

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