Cab driver suffers epileptic attack, constable drives him to hospital

Cab driver suffers epileptic attack, constable drives him to hospital

A traffic police constable played the Good Samaritan on Thursday by rushing a cab driver who suffered an epileptic attack while driving the vehicle to a nearby hospital.

Around 12.45 pm, near the exit of KSR-City railway station, Yogesh Kumar, driver of an app-based aggregator, had picked up a couple of passengers and was on his way to their destination. As he reached the exit gate of the station, Kumar suffered an epileptic attack and lost control over the vehicle. He fell on the steering of the car and rammed it into a road divider. This led to traffic congestion on the stretch.

Yogesh, constable, and Rame Gowda, head constable, both attached to Chickpet traffic police station, heard the sound of the car crashing into the divider. The men on duty assumed the driver was on his mobile phone and hit the divider.

“I and Gowda found the driver had actually suffered an epileptic attack. The two passengers, both girls, immediately alighted, took another cab and went away. Vehicles started piling up and Gowda managed to clear the traffic. I put Kumar next to the driver’s seat and drove his car to a hospital,” Yogesh told DH.

“Kumar was admitted to the emergency ward for treatment. I took his mobile phone, found his wife’s number and informed her about the incident. Members of Kumar’s family who came to the hospital said they were shocked to know Kumar had suffered an epileptic attack. They said he had never suffered such an attack. The doctors said he is out of danger and will be stable in a couple of hours,” Yogesh said.

When the constable went to resume his duty, other autorickshaw drivers and street vendors appreciated his act of saving the life of a driver.

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