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Driver in hospital fighting for his life after suffering ‘heart attack’

Police praised for saving man's life CPR

24 March, 2017 — By William McLennan

Police and medics spent an hour trying to resuscitate the man

A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a heart attack and collapsing in the street this afternoon (Friday).

It is believed the man fell ill while driving through Kentish Town and witnesses said he pulled over in a silver Mercedes in Camden Street and lent on his car’s horn, calling for help, before collapsing on the pavement.

One witness, whose home overlooks the junction next to Camden Gardens, said: “He was going crazy on the car horn. I thought at first there must have been some kind of car crash – there are a lot at the in junction and we hear things all the time.”

“There was a man standing by the railings of the park and he was throwing up. He was calling out for some one to call the police. Call an ambulance, he was shouting help, help. He then collapsed and went completely limp.”

Police spent an hour performing CPR and attempting resuscitate the man.

Kim Douse, who was on the scene at the junction of Camden Street and Kentish Town Road, praised the efforts of police officers who fought to save the man’s life.

“These people are wonderful,” she said.“They did an amazing job today performing CPR for so long, there’s no doubt about that. I was walking up and down and praying for him.”

A police spokesman said the man suffered a “suspected cardiac arrest” and remains in hospital in a “critical condition”.

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