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Brighton and Hove Bus driven to ambulance station as passenger collapses on board
A bus company drove a dead passenger to an ambulance station after he suffered cardiac arrest.
A man believed to be in his 80s fell ill on a Brighton and Hove Bus Company bus which was stationary outside Waitrose supermarket in Western Road, Brighton, on Monday afternoon.
Eyewitnesses described how ambulance crews administered CPR to the man inside the bus at around 2.45pm as passengers were asked to leave the vehicle.
Despite attempts by paramedics and doctors to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A spokesman from the South East Coast Ambulance Service said the bus driver drove the dead man to Hove Ambulance Station in St Joseph’s Close, Old Shoreham Road, due to the “public nature” of the incident. The deceased was then collected by ambulance crews at the station and taken away.
The spokesman from SECAMB said: “Two ambulances and a car were called to Western Road in Brighton after a man, aged approximately 80 years old, suffered cardiac arrest.
“Sadly despite our best efforts he was pronounced dead at the scene. Due to the public nature of the incident, it was agreed the bus would drive the gentleman to our ambulance station in Hove.”
Martin Harris, managing director of Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company, said: “I was very saddened to hear of the tragic death through illness of one of our passengers on a bus on Western Road on Monday. I would like to thank our driver and response team who took the correct action immediately, and especially thank the passengers who provided assistance. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased person.”
On Tuesday, at the same location outside the Waitrose store on Western Road, a woman in her 50s fell to the floor inside another bus.
She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with head injuries at around 1pm.
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