A motorist allegedly suffered a seizure yesterday while driving along Oxford Road in St Andrew, causing his out-of-control vehicle to slam into another car and then hitting two KingAlarm security guards from their motorcycles.
Witness said that it took the frenzied efforts of approximately 15 people to lift the car off of one of the security guards who was pinned down by the motor car. The other security officer escaped serious injury, according to persons claiming to be eyewitnesses.
A wrecker prepares to remove the car which got out of control and hit two guards from their motorcycles, yesterday. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)
The incident — which occurred around 1:30 in the vicinity of the NCB Towers, near the intersection of Oxford and Old Hope roads — brought traffic to a snarl along the busy thoroughfare and attracted scores of curious onlookers.
But things could have been more tragic were it not for the quick action of a female passenger in the ill-fated motor car.
The woman, with welled-up eyes and between pauses to compose herself, told the Observer that the driver suffered a sudden stroke.
“We were nearing the intersection when the driver suffered a seizure. His neck turned to the side and stiffened and his teeth started gashing together and he was shaking,” said the woman who declined to give her name.
“I kept saying, ‘Eric, Eric, you all right’, but he was not responding. At that time I pulled the hand brake and the vehicle slammed into another car and got out control and then hit the bike men,” she added.
The woman, who gave the driver’s age as 48 years, said they were heading home from the Andrew’s Memorial Hospital where the brother of the driver had been treated from a stroke.
It was not clear last night what was the condition of the injured guard and man driver of the ill-fated car.