East Lancs man brings pensioner ‘back to life’ after victim had heart attack and crashed into neighbour's house

East Lancs man brings pensioner ‘back to life’ after victim had heart attack and crashed into neighbour's house

A car crashed into a house in Dunster Grove, Clitheroe

Window cleaner David Wells came to the rescue

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WINDOW cleaner has been praised after bringing a pensioner ‘back to life’ when he suffered a heart attack in his car and crashed into his neighbour’s house.

David Wells, 47, rushed to the aid of Alan Walker, 83, who fell ill at the wheel of his Honda Jazz in Dunster Grove, Clitheroe, yesterday.

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The former Accrington firefighter, of Burnley, administered CPR on Mr Walker after he felt no pulse and saw the pensioner was not breathing.

Mr Walker, who was in the car with his wife, Pauline, regained consciousness just minutes before the emergency services arrived on the scene after 11am.

The car reversed onto the front garden of the bungalow before crashing into the wall, causing a large dent and cracking windows.

The owner of the house was not in at the time.

Mr Walker was last night understood to be recovering at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Father-of-six Mr Wells, of Gainsborough Avenue, said: “I was cleaning windows in the other street when I heard a loud screech and a very loud bang.

“I rushed around to where the noise came from and saw Alan slumped behind the wheel. I know him and I’ve cleaned his windows for the last ten years.

“I performed CPR on him and he slowly came round before the ambulance came.

“It was a shocking thing to happen and it’s great that he woke up.

“It was lucky that I was even in the area at all because the recent weather had delayed my progress and I’m about a week behind where I would normally be. I’m just glad that I could help.”

The air ambulance was called to the scene but wasn’t needed and didn’t land.

The road was blocked with police cars, an ambulance and a fire engine while Mr Walker was being seen to by paramedics.

Neighbour Pat Colman said: “If he had not been there who knows what would have happened.”

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10:07am Thu 4 Sep 14

HarryBosch says...

Well done that man!
Well done that man! HarryBosch
  • Score: 17

10:11am Thu 4 Sep 14

woolywords says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Well done that man!
-ditto-
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Well done that man![/p][/quote]-ditto- woolywords
  • Score: 15

10:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

abetterblackburn says...

Well done that man!

“Neighbour Pat Colman said: “If he had not been there who knows what would have happened.” Well, I would not have known what to do and imagine the majority of people wouldn’t either? Have often wondered if any life saving techniques are taught before leaving school these days. Preparation for life in general maybe?
Well done that man! “Neighbour Pat Colman said: “If he had not been there who knows what would have happened.” Well, I would not have known what to do and imagine the majority of people wouldn’t either? Have often wondered if any life saving techniques are taught before leaving school these days. Preparation for life in general maybe? abetterblackburn
  • Score: 20

12:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

I second every comment made above, well done mate.
I second every comment made above, well done mate. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Thu 4 Sep 14

cathedral citi says...

Fantastic.......huma
nity at it's best! Well done, sir!
Fantastic.......huma nity at it's best! Well done, sir! cathedral citi
  • Score: 6

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