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Canary Island coach driver dies from heart attack at the wheel
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thinkSPAIN , Sunday, January 3, 2016

A COACH driver in Gran Canaria managed to pull over safely split seconds before dying from a heart attack at the wheel whilst transporting 34 holidaymakers.

Emergency services say the driver, who was just 58 years old, was heading in the Mogán direction on the GC-1 provincial highway (pictured) after having picked up the tour group from the airport to take them to their hotels and resorts.

He began to feel unwell at kilometre 43 of the GC-1, in the El Veril area and pulled over onto the pavement, turning off the engine.

The driver lost consciousness almost as soon as he had stopped the vehicle.

One of the holidaymakers on the 60-seater coach turned out to be a doctor, but despite every effort, he was unable to save the victim.

Paramedics reached the scene within minutes and took over, but failed to restart his heart and breathing.

Chairman of the coach company Francisco Pérez said the deceased driver was 'highly professional' and had worked for the firm for over 20 years.

Pérez praised the victim posthumously for his final act of bravery in safely stopping the coach, saving the lives of the tourists on board.

They were all taken to their onward destination via another bus.

 

 

 
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