Cyprus Mail

Off-duty officer helps driver who passed out


An off-duty officer was injured in his effort to rescue a driver who had passed out and had entered the opposite lane, facing incoming traffic.

The incident occurred around 3pm on Monday when the officer, who was driving his private vehicle in a specific road in Limassol, noticed that the car in front of him was driving at a low speed into incoming traffic. It appeared that there was no one in the driver’s seat, so the senior Limassol officer stopped his car and ran towards the vehicle in question.

He entered through the driver’s door window, which was open, and stopped the car.

The officer then found the driver, who had fainted and fell on the passenger’s seat. The driver, a 57-year-old man, looked pale and his lips were dark.

The police man immediately administered first aid with CPR and the driver recovered but was experiencing convulsions. With the help of passersby who came to help, the officer immobilised the man and an ambulance was called to the scene.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, the man is treated at the Limassol general hospital.

During his effort to stop the car, the senior officer was mildly injured, sustaining minor cuts to his left knee and hands.

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