Pensioner suffers heart attack after car crash

A PENSIONER suffered a heart attack following a car accident in Backwell this morning.

The accident happened at around 11.30am when a car travelling on Station Road through the town left the road and collided with a wall and telegraph pole.

The Times understand that the driver of the car, a woman in her late 70s, was driving her and a friend, in her mid 70s, through the village when she slumped over the wheel, causing the car to crash.

She then suffered a cardiac arrest, leading for members of the public and a paramedic to give her cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and treatment with a defibrillator before she was sent to Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), where it is understood that she is in a stable condition.

The car’s passenger suffered back injuries that were described by a Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman as ‘not life threatening’, and she was also taken to the BRI.

The road was closed while the accident was cleared, but traffic is now back to normal through the town.

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