Good Samaritans Save Woman After She Suffers Heart Attack While Driving
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- COQUITLAM, B.C. - Two Good Samaritans are being hailed for saving the life of a 44-year-old woman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving down Highway 1 in Coquitlam, B.C.
RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau says the Langley mother of three lost consciousness and her car struck a barrier just before 9 a.m. yesterday.
Linteau says a motorist in front of the woman quickly pulled his vehicle over and used it to stop her vehicle.
She says an enforcement officer with the Agricultural Land Commission saw what happened, stopped his truck and activated his emergency lights.
The two men used a tire jack to smash the woman's window because the doors were locked, and with the help of two other motorists, pulled the unconscious driver out of her car.
Linteau says the woman had no pulse and that the enforcement officer began performing CPR before an RCMP traffic officer arrived to help, followed by paramedics.