Saturday, March 22, 2014

Driver in Greenwich has cardiac arrest and then ploughs into taxi

A man was rushed to hospital after having a heart attack at the wheel of his car.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene at Greenwich High Road on Thursday night after a collision between the victim's BMW and a London taxi.

The road was closed at 8.50pm and remained shut for most of the evening while traffic police carried out their investigations.

A spokeswoman for Greenwich Police said it was believed the man had the heart attack before the collision.

"The driver of a BMW was taken ill at the wheel and his vehicle subsequently collided with a taxi," she said.

"The 55-year-old male driver of the BMW was taken to King's College Hospital suffering from what was believed to be a cardiac arrest. Temporary road closures were put in place in the area."

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: "We sent an ambulance crew, two single responders and a duty officer and the male patient, who was in cardiac arrest, was taken to King's College Hospital."

Source: The Wharf 

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