Bath 999 drama after lorry hits wall
A quick-thinking paramedic and staff from Bath Leisure Centre came to the rescue of a driver after his lorry crashed into a wall.
The drama began after the man's lorry crashed on North Parade this afternoon.
The firat paramedic on the scene discovered the victim, a man in his 50s, had suffered a cardiac arrest.
With the help of bystanders and staff from the nearby Bath Leisure Centre he was quickly released from his vehicle and given life support treatment at the scene.
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He was rushed to Bath's Royal United Hospital by ambulance and taken immediately into resuscitation.
The man, who has not been named, is not thought to be in a critical condition.
It is not clear at this stage whether the man suffered the cardiac arrest before his lorry hit the wall.
The paramedic said: "The patient continued to receive advanced life support on scene and en route to the RUH once an ambulance crew had arrived - the result was that patient had what is termed a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) on arrival at hospital, where he was taken straight into resus."
North Parade was shut between Pulteney Road and Pierrepont Street while police carried out investigations.