Bus driver, passengers battle Istanbul to save woman from heart attack
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULNov 05, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Nov 05, 2015 12:00 am
Footage recorded by a security camera outside of an Istanbul bus showed the struggle of a bus driver and couple of passengers trying to save a woman's life suffering from a sudden heart attack.
In the footage captured on October 3 around 11:00 p.m., the woman suddenly fell down while swiping her card as soon as she stepped onto the bus. The bus driver, Murat Evin, and passengers called for an ambulance, however, due to clogged traffic the ambulance was late and they decided on taking the women to the hospital with the bus. In the clogged parts of the traffic, a passenger warned other vehicles, meanwhile another shouted from the bus door to open the traffic. The bus also used the wrong lane for a while in order to save the woman's life.
During their journey, they came across with an ambulance; however, it was occupied and continued rushing the women to the hospital.
In the footage, Evin is seen rushing to an ambulance and at the end of their 16 minute long journey, he rushed to the hospital entrance to bring a stretcher to carry the women into the hospital.
Due to their efforts, articles covering the incident in Turkish media asked for the driver and passengers to be rewarded. Later on Thursday, Chamber of Istanbul Public Buses stated that Evin was awarded with a 'cumhuriyet' gold coin worth TL 685 ($240).