Appeal for information on life saver

A MOTORIST and his family are appealing information about a “white van man” whose actions may have saved the life of a 58-year-old man.

A MOTORIST and his family are appealing information about a “white van man” whose actions may have saved the life of a 58-year-old man.

The man was driving his grey Ford Focus along Parkway, Chelmsford, at about 1.25pm on February 3 when he blacked out and the car struck a roundabout causing minor damage.

The driver of a small white van, who is believed to be a young black male, went to the aid of the other driver and roused him as he was slumped over the steering wheel.

Paramedics checked the driver over and he was taken to Broomfield Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Further investigation at the hospital revealed that the driver had a previously undiagnosed, serious heart condition and when he was slumped over the wheel his heart had stopped.

He was admitted to hospital and fitted with a pacemaker, eventually being released in time to spend Valentine's Day with his wife and family.

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The man and his family would like to trace the van driver so that they can express their thanks and make him aware that his actions probably saved a life. The van driver, or anyone who can help identify him, is asked to contact Pc Heidi Lee at the Chelmsford Road Policing Unit on 0300 333 4444 so that she can put him in touch with car driver and his family.