A 51 year-old man from Mid-Bedfordshire is recovering in hospital after Bedfordshire Police officers administered life saving first aid when he was taken ill at the wheel of his car.
The man had suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta before crashing in to the wall of a property in Luton on Saturday afternoon.
Four officers, PC Alex Parish, PC Stephen Mason, PC Thomas Dobinson and PS Louise Fossey, were all returning home after working at Luton Town Football Club and came across the collision. They were also assisted by PC Martin Baker and PC Emma Tinkler who attended the collision from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit.
They found the man had no pulse and quickly took it in turns to give first aid and CPR before he was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Inspector Colin Bonner, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We have heard today that the man is now recovering well from his illness and we would all like to wish him the best of luck.
“It is clear that without the quick actions of all six officers involved in this incident the man may not have recovered. They acted professionally using all their training to keep this man alive until he could be taken to hospital. It is incidents like this that makes us really proud to be members of the police service.”