A passenger of a car has steered the vehicle to safety after the driver suffered a cardiac arrest on the M1 at Oxenford last night.
A passenger of a car has steered the vehicle to safety after the driver suffered a cardiac arrest on the M1 at Oxenford last night.

Woman collapses behind wheel, passenger saves day

A PASSENGER of a car has managed to steer the vehicle across three lanes of the Pacific Motorway after the driver suffered a cardiac arrest on the M1 at Oxenford last night.

A woman, aged in her 50s, collapsed behind the wheel at 7.25pm but the passenger went into action and managed to bring the vehicle to a stop at the side of the road through three lanes of traffic.

CPR was commenced by the passenger, with direction from a Queensland Ambulance Service call-taker, and continued when paramedics arrived on scene.

The woman was successfully resuscitated and had a return of heart rhythm before being transported in a critical condition to the Gold Coast University Hospital.



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