PCSO and paramedics save heart attack man after Stevenage crash

A Stevenage man is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack brought on by a traffic accident that shut down much of the town centre yesterday evening (Monday).

The driver in his 60s collapsed after his blue Vauxhall Meriva collided with a silver Ford Escort at the junction of Lytton Way and Six Hills Way at 6.15pm.

A police helicopter with a doctor was scrambled to the scene, while a police community support officer and paramedics revived the man, who had stopped breathing, with CPR and electric shocks.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “On our arrival a man who we believe to be 63-years-old was being cared for by a police community support officer at the roadside, he was in a critical condition.”

The man, who lives in Derby Way, was rushed to Harefield Hospital in London by ambulance where he remains in a stable condition. The 35-year-old Escort driver from Stevenage was unhurt.

Junctions surrounding Six Hills Way were closed, including at Gunnels Wood Road, Monks Wood Way, Fairlands Way and Lytton Way, as was the exit from the Leisure Park.

Closures were lifted by 7.30pm.