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