Praise for drivers who risked their lives to give trucker CPR after heart attack on busy M62
THE family of a man given life-saving CPR in the middle of the M62 have praised motorists who stopped to save his life.
Three motorists stopped on the motorway to pull Graham Moran, 54, from his truck on to the road surface to administer first aid.
His son-in-law Ian Harrison, 28, of Keighley, said without the help of the motorists, Mr Moran would not have survived.
He said: "The whole family would like to thank the motorists who stopped and risked their lives on a busy motorway to save his life.
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"He had a heart attack. He felt a tightness in his chest and realised what was happening, so he stopped and tried to find help."
Mr Moran, of Lancaster, managed to stop his truck and then slumped at the wheel.
One eyewitness said the motorists nearest pulled him from his truck and began CPR for quarter of an hour. He was not conscious and had no pulse.
PC Marcus Daly and PC Craig Brack, of Humberside Police, arrived to find all three lanes of the motorway blocked by vehicles, eastbound between the A614 and A63 junctions.
PC Brack said: "The man had no pulse, but was taking the occasional breath and was given defibrillation, which started his heart, and was then taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, where his condition was described as critical."
Mr Harrison said: "He drives a tipper wagon. We found out about what had happened around lunchtime on Wednesday through A&E.
"The first couple of days, it was touch and go, but he has improved.
"He has now been taken off the high-dependency ward at Hull Royal Infirmary and taken to the cardiac ward. The family would also like to praise the staff at Hull Royal Infirmary who let his partner stay there most of the time."
The three motorists who helped save Mr Moran's life are a 48-year-old HGV driver from Peterborough, a 22-year-old man from Pontefract, who was driving a caravan transporter, and a 51-year-old woman from Leeds, who is a nurse.
PC Daly cleared a route for ambulance staff, while PC Brack also helped with the CPR.